Frank Auerbach

Sketch for Mornington Crescent Looking South

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Year 1997
Medium Oil pastel and marker pen on paper
Dimensions 25.3 x 21 cm
Top pick Maria Bleeker

About the work

Sketch for a couple of paintings entitled `Mornington Crescent Looking South’, 1997.
See William Feaver, catalogue raisonee nos. 790 & 791

Career Highlights

See Biography in the accompanying catalogue for the Frank Auerbach exhibition at Tate Britain 2014, curated by Catherine Lampert.
There is also currently a show of early portraits at The Courtauld which opened February 2024.

Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin in 1931 and came to England in 1939. He studied painting at St Martin’s School of Art, London, from 1948 to 1952, and attended David Bomberg’s drawing classes at the Borough Polytechnic. He studied at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955. In 1986, at the XLII Venice Biennale, Auerbach was awarded the Golden Lion prize, shared with the German painter Sigmar Polke. Monographic exhibitions of his work have since been hosted at various prominent venues including Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (1991) the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2001), the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2013-14), the Courtauld, London (2024).

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