Nude

Artist information

Name Frank Auerbach (1933-)

Born Berlin, Germany

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Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin to Jewish parents in 1933 and immigrated to England in 1939 (naturalised in 1947). His parents, who remained behind, subsequently perished in concentration camps. Auerbach spent his childhood at Bunce Court, a progressive boarding school in Kent for Jewish refugee children. He attended St Martin’s School of Art (1948-52) and studied at David Bomberg’s evening classes at Borough Polytechnic together with Leon Kossoff, as well at the Royal College of Art from 1952-55. Shortly after completing his studies, he was given his first solo exhibition (1956) by dealer Helen Lessore at the Beaux- Arts Gallery, where he exhibited regularly until 1963, then at Marlborough Galleries from 1965 to the present. He has had retrospectives at the Hayward Gallery (1978), Tate (2016) and solo exhibitions at the British Pavilion in the 1986 Venice Biennale and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (1989). His work is represented in collections throughout the UK and USA. Frank Auerbach lives and works in London.

Object Details

Date 1954

Object type drawing

Medium charcoal on paper

Materials and techniques charcoal (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 45.5 x 54.5 cm

Framed 63.5 x 73.5 cm

Signed signed and dated, top left: Auerbach 1954

Acquisition gift, presented by members of Society (names unknown) c.1950s?

Accession number 1987-18

Display status not on display

Selected exhibition history

1966 Fiftieth Anniversary Special Exhibition


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