Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lucian Freud Dies at 88

By WILLIAM GRIMES

Lucian Freud, whose stark and revealing paintings of friends and intimates, splayed nude in his studio, recast the art of portraiture and offered a new approach to figurative art, died on Wednesday night at his home in London. He was 88. Grandson of Sigmund Freud and a brother of the British television personality Clement Freud, was already an important figure in the London art world when, in the postwar years, he embarked on a series of portraits that established him as a potent new voice in figurative art. More>>