The cover image of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition catalogue entitled Lucian Freud: Painting People (available from Museum Bookstore)

Lucian Freud: Painting People

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This accessible small format guide features a selection of portraits by Lucian Freud, regarded by many as one of the world's greatest realist painters. The book, published to accompany the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, features a selection of the artist's finest portraits and figure paintings arranged chronologically, from the early 1940s to his death in 2011.

In his introductory essay, Martin Gayford looks at Freud's standing as an artist and his place in art history, and offers personal insights into the artist's life and approach to portraiture. World-renowned artist David Hockney gives a revealing account of his own experience of sitting for a portrait by his friend and fellow artist, and an illustrated chronology enables readers to place Freud's works in context.

  • Author: Martin Gayford is senior research fellow in the history of art at the University of Buckingham
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Date published: October 2011
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1855144545
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 29.5 cm