Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach RA
(1931 - Present)

Frank Auerbach was born in 1931 in Germany, he was sent to England at an early age to escape the Nazi’s. He was educated in painting by Bomberg and was associated with the school of London, which was a close group of figurative painters who chose to work on domestic or local subjects. Auerbach is notoriously insular in his life he has around twelve people who model for him on a regular basis, he rarely does interviews and had to be persuaded to partake in a documentary on his work. A retrospective of his paintings was held at the Royal Academy in 2001, he is one of Britain's leading artists and has a huge following in the USA, his work is found in public and private collections all over Britain and America.
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