Frank Auerbach  (British, 1931) 

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Frank Auerbach (British/German, b.1931) is a figurative British painter of German birth, known for his portraits of females and expressionistic English cityscapes. Born in Berlin to Jewish parents, Auerbach was sent to England in 1939 to escape Nazism, where he attended a boarding school in Kent for Jewish refugees. Auerbach’s parents were unable to flee Germany, and were both killed in concentration camps. After the war, Auerbach studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in London and then at the Royal College of Art, where he developed a unique style using bold colors and roughly applied impasto. Auerbach consistently uses three models in his works: Julia, his wife; Juliet Yardley Mills, a professional model; and Stella West, his close friend. Although offered the honor of knighthood on several occasions, he has refused to accept, maintaining his reputation as an unpretentious, though aloof artist. Auerbach continues to live and work in London.

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Frank Auerbach, Study: For the Studios

 

Frank Auerbach
Study: For the Studios
1982

Galerie Koch
Frank Auerbach, Studio Steps

 

Frank Auerbach
Studio Steps
Nicholas Gallery
Frank Auerbach, Urban Landscape with Coloured Chalk

 

Frank Auerbach
Urban Landscape with Coloured Chalk
Robin Katz Fine Art
Frank Auerbach, Head of David Landau

 

Frank Auerbach
Head of David Landau
2010

Ben Brown Fine Arts
Frank Auerbach, William Feaver

 

Frank Auerbach
William Feaver
2009

James Hyman
Frank Auerbach, Head of William Feaver II

 

Frank Auerbach
Head of William Feaver II
2008

Ben Brown Fine Arts
Frank Auerbach, Ruth

 

Frank Auerbach
Ruth
Nicholas Gallery
Frank Auerbach, Primrose Hill

 

Frank Auerbach
Primrose Hill
1979

Offer Waterman & Co
Frank Auerbach, Portrait of Catherine Lampert

 

Frank Auerbach
Portrait of Catherine Lampert
2010

Marlborough Fine Art Ltd.
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Frank Auerbach, Gerda Boehm (from Six Etchings of Heads)

 

Frank Auerbach
Gerda Boehm (from Six Etchings of Heads), 1981
etching

 

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Frank Auerbach, The stack-back (+ 3 others; 4 works)

 

Frank Auerbach
The stack-back (+ 3 others; 4 works)
black pen, felt-tip pen and crayon

 

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Frank Auerbach, The postman (+ 3 others; 4 works)

 

Frank Auerbach
The postman (+ 3 others; 4 works)
black pen and felt-tip pen

 

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1931   Born in Berlin
1948 - 1952   St. Martin´s School of Art, England
1952 - 1955   The Royal College of Art, England
1986   Chosen for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; wins Golden Lion prize
1995   National Gallery exhibition "Working after the Masters" highlights his works in the National Gallery collection over a 30-year period
2001   To mark his 71st year, the Royal Academy holds a retrospective exhibition of Auerbach’s work
2005   Lives and works in London
2008   Modern and Contemporary Prints, OSBORNE SAMUEL, London (England)
2008   The Invisiible Collection, Ava Gallery, Bangor (Northern Ireland)
2007   Christmas Exhibition of Works on Paper, Marlborough London, London (England)
2007   Tetes Fleuries, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag
2007   Collecting the Past, Present & Future - Highlights of British Art From Turner to Freud, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Cumbria (England)
2006   "Tom Bendhem: Collector," Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire, England
2006   "Summer Exhibition," Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, London, England
2006   "The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art," Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, NY
2006   "FRANK AUERBACH: Radierungen und Skizzen," Galerie Koch, Hannover
2006   "Freud and Auerbach at the V&A," Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, England
2006   "Drawing Inspiration: Contemporary British Drawing," Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, England
2006   "Print: Modern British, International and Contemporary," OSBORNE SAMUEL, London, England
2005   "Freud, Auerbach, Hockney & Rego: Drawing on Copper and Stone," Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, England
2005   "A Selection of Modern British, European and American Paintings," Crane Kalman Gallery, London, England
2005   "Fifty Years of British Landscape Painting," James Hyman Fine Art, London, England
2005   "Summer Exhibition," Marlborough Galerie AG, Zurich
2004   "English Prints from the Collection," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2004   "Frank Auerbach," Marlborough Galerie AG, Zurich
2004   "The Challenge of Post War Painting," James Hyman Fine Art, London, England
2004   "Twentieth Century British Art: In association with Scolar Fine Art," OSBORNE SAMUEL, London, England
2004   "Marlborough Re-opening Exhibition," Marlborough Galerie AG, Zurich
2003   "Director," Ben Uri Gallery, London, England
2003   "Representing the World," Frissiras Museum, Athens
2002   "British and American Art," Crane Kalman Gallery, London, England
2002   "Unit C: Travelling through Painting," Frissiras Museum, Athens
2002   "Frank Auerbach," Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
2002   "Frank Auerbach, ‘Primrose Hill’, Spring Sunshine, 1961-62/64 Exhibit," Weston Link, Edinburgh, Scotland
1999   "School of London," KunstHausWien, Vienna
1998   "Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art," The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1998   "L'Ecole de Londres," Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris
1998   "Hannah Höch, Mit Pinsel, Feder und Schere," Galerie Remmert und Barth, Duesseldorf