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          Auerbach: Head of William Feaver, 2003
          Frank Auerbach
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          Oil on board 45.1 x 40.6 cm Collection of Gina and Stuart Peterson © Frank Auerbach, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

          Art historian William Feaver has been sitting for Auerbach since 2003, when this painting was made. He is one of a small group of sitters that have sat for the artist for many years. Focusing on this close group of sitters makes Auerbach exceptionally aware of changes in the exact look and spirit of his subjects. He has said “I find myself simply more engaged when I know the people. They get older and change; there is something touching about that, about recording something that’s getting on”.

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          Born in 1931 in Berlin to Jewish parents, Auerbach was sent to England in 1939 to escape Nazism. After studying in a number of art schools, including the Royal College of Art, he moved to Camden, where he has lived and painted in the same studio since the 1950s. Frank Auerbach’s paintings are some of the most resonant, inventive and perpetually alive works of art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Since his early works, his intentions have been consistent: ‘To record the life that seemed to me to be passionate and exciting and disappearing all the time’.

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