Early career and marriage
Lucian Michael Freud (; 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter and draughtsman, specialising in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century English portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of Jewish architect Ernst L. Freud and the grandson of Sigmund Freud.
Who inherited Lucian Freud?
The facts of Freud’s case are as follows. 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.
How much are Lucian Freud paintings worth?
LONDON (Reuters) – A nude painting by Lucian Freud has sold for $29 million dollars at auction, the highest price paid for one of the British figurative artist’s works in London, according to auction house Sotheby’s. Freud, who died in 2011, painted “Portrait on a White Cover” when he was 80 years old.
Why did Lucian Freud paint?
“Lucian was quite interested in the process of aging and he certainly dwelled on signs of aging himself,” Mr. Gayford said. But essentially, “he welcomed them for their visual possibilities.” In the end, it is painting that mattered most.