Park Village East is a street near Regent’s Park, close to Auerbach’s studio in London. This area of north London has provided him with some of his most important and enduring subjects. Auerbach has made many paintings of Park Village East, which has consistently been one of his most colourful subjects.
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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’.