What was Lucian Freud’s inspiration?
Freud was heavily influenced in his early work by a group of 20th century figurative painters known as the Slade School. William Roberts and Stanley Spencer’s, use of flat cubism, and distortion is evident in his work from pre 1950. His work was compared at this time to German expressionism, something he denied.
How would you describe Lucian Freud’s paintings?
Freud was an intensely private and guarded man, and his paintings, completed over a 60-year career, are mostly of friends and family. They are generally sombre and thickly impastoed, often set in unsettling interiors and urban landscapes.
How much was Lucian Freud worth?
When Lucian Freud died in 2011 he left a residuary estate worth £42 million. Freud had an estimated 14 illegitimate children, however his will left his estate to one daughter, Rose Pearce, and his solicitor Diana Rawstron.