Auerbach, Frank

Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin, Germany on the 29th April 1931 and has been a British Citizen since 1947. London  has been his muse since then and he is well known for his heavy, impasto paintings many of them of Mornington Crescent as well as his searching portraits of people.

There is currently a large exhibition of his works at Tate Britain from October 2015 to 13th March 2016.

 

Auerbach quotes:

It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning.
 
Ideally, one should have more material than one can possibly cope with.

 

Real style is not having a program - it's how one behaves in a crisis

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