Frank Auerbach

William Feaver


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Rizzoli International Publicat
6 September 2022
ISBN: 9780847872107
408 pages

From the publisher

With 1,200 works, including 250 paintings created by the artist since the previous edition, this newly expanded book on this much admired and very influential British painter is now available in an accessibly priced edition.

This is the most comprehensive monograph to date on Frank Auerbach (1931–), one of the preeminent artists of our age, widely admired for his vivid, impulsive depictions of the world around him. Often compared to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in terms of the revolutionary and powerful nature of his work, Auerbach crafts depictions of people and the urban landscapes near his London studio that make him one of the greatest painters alive today. Spanning the length of his career from the 1950s to the present, this expanded edition includes 250 additional works to bring it up to date. In the back of the book there is a small-scale chronological sequencing of full-color reproductions, which depicts nearly every painting made by the artist, from his student years up until this publication. At age 90, he looks back over his life and his work, rich with breakthroughs in painting and masterful individuality.
Praise for earlier edition:
“The constant painter: a rare interview with Frank Auerbach... A weighty monograph filled with photographs of his life’s work, written by William Feaver, is published [and] underscore[s] his position as a Grand Old Man of British Painting.”
London Evening Standard
“This definitive account of Auerbach’s work and life includes excellent large-scale reproductions of 200 paintings and an illustrated catalogue of some 1,000 more, lively, pertinent interpretations from Feaver, the artist’s long-term friend, critical supporter and model, and engaging interviews and photographs.”
The Financial Times