Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Frank Auerbach

It's amazing the numbers of painters there are in the world. I was just recently introduced to this artist by a friend of mine, Anna, who is taking what sounds like a very scintillating painting class at the local art college.

Frank Auerbach is a German born painter who was sent to England during the early years of WWII to escape the threat of extermination. His parents stayed behind and were killed in a Nazi concentration camp because they were Jewish.

After the war Frank stayed in England.

These portraits are of his lover Stella, his wife Julia and a professional model named Juliet.

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