Lucian Freud at the London National Portrait Gallery
Portrait painter Lucian Freud portrait work is shown from February 9th through to May 27th at London’s National Portrait Gallery, Jane McAdam Freud spent many months supporting her grandfather in preparing portraits for the show up to his death in 2011 where there will be 100 portrait paintings on show. I can recommend a stay in London to view this collection, we book a serviced apartment in London through Serviced City Pads who can be contacted on 0844 335 8866 where the reservations team will be delighted to help.
Lucian Freud was born in Berlin to Jewish parents who moved to Britain in the 1930’s due to the rise in the Nazism; in his early years he went to London Central School of Art and Goldsmith College where he developed his skills in portrait painting.
Freud’s early work is focused on surrealism and with people and animals being the painted form, which were created using thin layers of paint. Freud began to change his style completely to portraiture or nudes in the 1950’s; soon all of his work would be in this form. Freud would paint a range of people in his life: friends, family, fellow painters, lovers and children and the subject are autobiographical.
Freud is seen as one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters and I can recommend a trip to the National Portrait Gallery to view Lucian Freud’s life’s work, why not spend the weekend in London with Serviced City Pads for you London Apartment.