Lucian Freud, one of the greatest, most influential British painters of our time has died at the age of 88. Get to know him a little better through text and images.
The realist painter and grandson of Sigmund Freud, became most famous for his unpleasant, often verging on the grotesque, nude portraits.
One of Freud’s most notorious paintings is that of Queen Elizabeth II who posed for Freud fully clothed. The relatively bright portrait was donated to the Queen’s collection and is one of the most controversial depictions of the monarch. Another famous work of Freud’s is ‘Benefits Supervisor Sleeping’, which sold for a record $33.64m, at Christie’s in Manhattan.
Here are a few photographs featuring Freud in various instances of his life:
If you want to find out more about Lucian Freud why not read his obituary on The Guardian