Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach


Frank Auerbach (British/German, b.1931) is a figurative British painter of German birth, known for his portraits of females and expressionistic English cityscapes. Born in Berlin to Jewish parents, Auerbach was sent to England in 1939 to escape Nazism, where he attended a boarding school in Kent for Jewish refugees. Auerbach’s parents were unable to flee Germany, and were both killed in concentration camps. After the war, Auerbach studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, and then at the Royal College of Art, where he developed a unique style, using bold colors and roughly applied impasto. Auerbach consistently uses three models in his works: Julia, his wife; Juliet Yardley Mills, a professional model; and Stella West, his close friend. Although offered the honor of knighthood on several occasions, he has refused to accept, maintaining his reputation as an unpretentious, though aloof, artist. Auerbach continues to live and work in London.


Tate Britain Retrospective
Modern and Contemporary Prints, OSBORNE SAMUEL, London, England
The Invisiible Collection, Ava Gallery, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Christmas Exhibition of Works on Paper, Marlborough London, London, England
Tetes Fleuries, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Collecting the Past, Present & Future: Highlights of British Art From Turner to Freud, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Cumbria, England
Tom Bendhem: Collector, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire, England
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, London, England
The New Landscape/The New Still Life: Soutine and Modern Art, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, USA
FRANK AUERBACH: Radierungen und Skizzen, Galerie Koch, Hannover, Germany
Freud and Auerbach at the V&A, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Drawing Inspiration: Contemporary British Drawing, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, England
Print: Modern British, International and Contemporary, OSBORNE SAMUEL, London, England
Freud, Auerbach, Hockney & Rego: Drawing on Copper and Stone, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, England
A Selection of Modern British, European and American Paintings, Crane Kalman Gallery, London, England
Fifty Years of British Landscape Painting, James Hyman Fine Art, London, England
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Galerie AG, Zürich, Switzerland
English Prints from the Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Frank Auerbach, Marlborough Galerie AG, Zürich, Switzerland
The Challenge of Post War Painting, James Hyman Fine Art, London, England
Twentieth Century British Art: In association with Scolar Fine Art, OSBORNE SAMUEL, London, England
Marlborough Re-opening Exhibition, Marlborough Galerie AG, Zürich, Switzerland
Director, Ben Uri Gallery, London, England
Representing the World, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
British and American Art, Crane Kalman Gallery, London, England
Unit C: Travelling through Painting, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Frank Auerbach, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Frank Auerbach, ‘Primrose Hill’, Spring Sunshine, 1961-62/64 Exhibit, Weston Link, Edinburgh, Scotland
School of London, KunstHausWien, Vienna, Austria
Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
L'Ecole de Londres, Musée Maillol, Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris, France
Hannah Höch, Mit Pinsel, Feder und Schere, Galerie Remmert und Barth, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hayward Gallery Retrospective

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  • Frank Auerbach

    To the Studios 1977


    29 × 35 cm