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The lives of Lucian Freud / William Feaver.

Additional Title(s):

Life of Lucian Freud

First American edition.
New York : Knopf, 2019-
Physical Description:
volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Reference Library
NJ18.F914 F43 2019 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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A Borzoi Book.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, in 2019."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is one of the most influential figurative painters of the 20th century. His paintings are in every major museum and many private collections here and abroad. William Feaver's daily calls from 1973 until Freud died in 2011, as well as interviews with family and friends were crucial sources for this book"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-).
ART / Individual Artists / General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers.
Freud, Lucian.
Freud, Lucian.
Painters -- England -- Biography.

  • [Volume 1]. The restless years, 1922-1968 --
  • [Volume 1]. Author's Note
  • Prologue: "Always wanted never to have anything known about me"
  • PART I: Berlin, London and Devon, 1922- 1939 - "I love German poetry but I loathe the German language" - "Very much a slightly artistic place" - "My mother started worshipping it so I smashed it" - "To cut a terrific dash"
  • PART II : The Phoney War and the Real War, 1939-1945 - "A private language" - "Born naughty" - "I used to always put secrets in. I still do." - "Slightly notorious" - "Slight Dretgroschenoper" - "A question of focus" - "Living in a dump and going out to somewhere palatial"
  • PART III : France, Greece, First Marriage, 1945-1949 - "French malevolence" - "The world of Ovid" - "Free spirits like me" - "Me with horns" - "Fed sweets by nuns on the coach to Galway"
  • PART IV : First Recognition, 1949-1958 - "My large room in Paddington!" - "My night's entertainment" - "Being able to see under the carpet" - "True to me" - "Lady Dashwood, sorry to have kicked you" - "A marvellous chase feeling" - "My ardour in the long pursuit" - "Idyllic, in a slightly maddening way" - "Mad on heat and running round, pissing all the time"
  • PART V : At the Marlborough, 1958-68 26 - "Do you think I'm made of wood?" - "Brilliant ones fizzled" - "Actually it's all I can do" - "People being monogamous seems to me an extraordinary and imaginative situation" - "He was rather nice and repulsive" - "Awfully uneasy" - "The absolute cheek of making art" - "I can't be pressed really" - "If work permits"
  • Notes
  • Bibliography.
  • [Volume 2] - 1968-2011 - . Jacquetta Eliot, the death of Ernst Freud, leaving the Marlborough for James Kirkman, 1968-81
  • The quest for sitters, betting, etching, the death of Lucie Freud, 1981-9
  • Painting Leigh Bowery, leaving James Kirkman, finding William Acquvella 1990-7
  • The Tate retrospective and Constable in Paris, 1997-2003
  • The painter surprised, final years 2003-11.