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The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth 1922 – 1968

ISBN: 9781408850954
Artist(s): Lucian Freud
Author(s): William Feaver
Format: paperback
Year published: 2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 704

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Though ferociously private, Lucian Freud spoke every week for decades to his close confidante and collaborator William Feaver – about painting and the art world, but also about his life and loves. The result is this a unique, electrifying biography.

In Youth, Feaver conjures Freud’s early childhood: Sigmund Freud’s grandson, born into a middle-class Jewish family in Weimar Berlin, escaping Nazi Germany in 1934. Following Freud through art school, his time in the Navy during the war, his post-war adventures in Paris and Greece, and his return to Soho – consorting with duchesses and violent criminals, out on the town with Greta Garbo and Princess Margaret – Feaver traces a brilliant, difficult young man’s coming of age.

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