Freud spent most of his life in central London, moving to Holland Park and Notting Hill in the late 1970s, where he lived and worked at 138 Kensington Church Street. The original features of the house, built in 18th century, including roundel fireplaces, candelabras and wide panelled doors, were still intact.
Where does Lucien Freud live?
Where is Lucian Freud from?
Who was Lucian Freud influenced by?
Freud was heavily influenced in his early work by a group of 20th century figurative painters known as the Slade School. William Roberts and Stanley Spencer’s, use of flat cubism, and distortion is evident in his work from pre 1950. His work was compared at this time to German expressionism, something he denied.
Freud and the grandson of Sigmund Freud. Freud got his first name “Lucian” from his mother in memory of the ancient writer Lucian of Samosata. His family moved to England in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. From 1942 to 1943 he attended Goldsmiths College, London.
Who inherited Lucian Freud’s estate?
When Lucian Freud died in 2011 he left a residuary estate worth £42 million. Freud had an estimated 14 illegitimate children, however his will left his estate to one daughter, Rose Pearce, and his solicitor Diana Rawstron.