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William Feaver: The Lives of Lucian Freud

William Feaver: The Lives of Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud (1922–2011) is one of the great painters of the twentieth and twenty- first centuries. Though ferociously private, he spoke on the phone almost daily for many years to his close confidante and collaborator William Feaver – about painting and the art world, but also about his life and loves. Feaver wrote down their conversations immediately and typed up his hand-written account the next day.

William Feaver brings Freud’s genius to life in his definitive biography, and in this illustrated talk he traces Freud’s life up to the age of 46 - celebrating the artistic development of a painter whose work would prove so influential in the contemporary art-world.

William Feaver was art critic for The Observer for 23 years, as well as working extensively as a painter, curator, broadcaster and filmmaker. He has curated exhibitions in London, New York and Paris.

"Mesmerising, almost surreal in its headlong layering of detail, memory and gossip. Propelled by Freud's sardonic recollections, and lit throughout by William Feaver's impeccable, penetrating analysis of the work, this is a monstrously brilliant portrait" - Jenny Uglow.


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