Lucian Freud 'Real Lives' at Tate Liverpool
November 25, 2021
“My work is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surroundings... I work from the people that interest me... I use the people to invent my pictures with, and I can work more freely when they are there.” – Lucian Freud

Whilst ACS Member Lucian Freud’s earlier paintings are often associated with the Surrealist movement, from the 1950s onwards he began to work in portraiture often to the complete exclusion of everything else. Freud’s portraits are often described as visual records of the time that he spent with the individuals that were closest to him. As a celebrated portrait artist, Freud was commissioned to paint a number of high-profile figures, but the majority of his paintings were made up of his friends, family, fellow artists, and lovers.


It is these portraits that are the subject of the Tate Liverpool’s exhibition, Lucian Freud: Real Lives. The exhibition brings together paintings, photographs and etchings, featuring some of Freud’s most recognised sitters including his friend, studio assistant and fellow ACS Member, David Dawson.


Until 16 Jan 2022
Tate Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Liverpool L3 4BB