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Lucian Freud (1922 - 2011)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

British painter and draftsman, specializing in figurative art. One of the foremost 20th-century portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of Jewish architect Ernst L. Freud and the grandson of Sigmund Freud. His family moved to Britain in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. From 1942–43 he attended Goldsmiths College, London. He served at sea with the British Merchant Navy during the Second World War.


Born: 8 December 1922 in Berlin, Germany

Died: 20 July 2011

Nationality: British

Gender: Male

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