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Grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud was born in 1922 in Berlin and moved to Britain in 1932. After becoming injured during World War Two Freud concentrated on being an artist. Lucian Freud studied at Central School of Arts and Crafts and East Anglia School of Painting and Drawing.
Considered by many to be the world's greatest living figurative painter Lucian Freud is also a master etcher. His subject matter is often the human form and it is the candour with which he reveals it that gives his work such a powerful and disturbing quality. Craig Hartley refers to Freud as 'a great etcher making uncomfortably powerful and demanding prints.'
Lucian Freud continues to work from his home in London.