See works by one of the most inventive contemporary painters still alive and working. Frank Auerbach is known for his depictions of people and urban landscapes near his North London studio. This exhibition reaffirms his status as one of the pre-eminent painters of our age. As the artist reaches his 84th birthday, Tate Britain displays around 70 paintings and drawings from the 1950s to the present day, offering new insights into the nature of Auerbach's painting.
Born in Berlin in 1931, Auerbach was sent to Britain as a child in 1939 to escape Nazi persecution. His parents died in a concentration camp in 1942 and Auerbach stayed in the UK and studied art at St Martins and the Royal College of Art.
As an artist, his vibrant, powerful work is often compared to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. This exhibition, which shows how he continually returns to the same subjects, is curated by Catherine Lampert, who has sat for him in his studio every week for 37 years. Don't miss the opportunity to see this phenomenal living artist's work at Tate Britain.
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