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Frank Auerbach

Catherine, 1989

Etching, printed on Somerset white paper, artist's proof outside the published edition of 50
7 9/10 × 6 1/2 in
20 × 16.5 cm
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About the work
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
London
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The subject of this etching is Catherine Lampert, then Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and …

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The subject of this etching is Catherine Lampert, then Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and one of Auerbach's regular weekly sitters. She co-curated with the artist his 2016 retrospective at Tate. This lithograph is part of a series of etchings of friends and family entitled Seven Portraits, drawn by the …

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Frank Auerbach
British, b. 1931
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Known for paintings marked by an immediately recognizable thick, nearly grotesque impasto, Frank Auerbach creates visceral, fluid works that capture the essence of a person or place. Sent to England to escape Nazism as a child, Auerbach rarely leaves Britain and has worked in the same London studio since the 1950s. The models he consults for his paintings have also remained constant, as he believes that familiarity results in a more beautiful and instinctive image. His models include Juliet Yardley Mills (“JYM”), Stella West (“EOW”), and Auerbach’s wife. While his style of painting appears expressionistic, it is grounded in realism and inspired by such artists as Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, and Titian. Auerbach completes each painting in a single sitting for maximum cohesion and interdependence and to ensure that each work is created while he is in a consistent state of mind.

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About the work
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
London
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The subject of this etching is Catherine Lampert, then Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and …

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The subject of this etching is Catherine Lampert, then Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and one of Auerbach's regular weekly sitters. She co-curated with the artist his 2016 retrospective at Tate. This lithograph is part of a series of etchings of friends and family entitled Seven Portraits, drawn by the …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
© Frank Auerbach, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art
Frank Auerbach
British, b. 1931
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Known for paintings marked by an immediately recognizable thick, nearly grotesque impasto, Frank Auerbach creates visceral, fluid works that capture the essence of a person or place. Sent to England to escape Nazism as a child, Auerbach rarely leaves Britain and has worked in the same London studio since the 1950s. The models he consults for his paintings have also remained constant, as he believes that familiarity results in a more beautiful and instinctive image. His models include Juliet Yardley Mills (“JYM”), Stella West (“EOW”), and Auerbach’s wife. While his style of painting appears expressionistic, it is grounded in realism and inspired by such artists as Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, and Titian. Auerbach completes each painting in a single sitting for maximum cohesion and interdependence and to ensure that each work is created while he is in a consistent state of mind.

Frank Auerbach

Catherine, 1989

Etching, printed on Somerset white paper, artist's proof outside the published edition of 50
7 9/10 × 6 1/2 in
20 × 16.5 cm
Permanent collection
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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