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Frank Auerbach


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Table of Contents

Preface * 1. Finding a Home in England * 2. Forging a Reputation * 3. `Painting is My Form of Action' * 4. The Best Game * 5. Idiom and Subject * Conclusion

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An intimate look at the life and work of one of Europe's leading painters, by a contemporary art expert who has sat for him for over 35 years

About the Author

Catherine Lampert, former director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery (1988-2001), has edited and contributed to numerous catalogues and books on contemporary artists over the years. She is now Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts, London.


'A beautiful object, full of superb reproductions and photos ... a terrific read ... it only leaves you longing for more' - Independent
'A gripping, sensitive portrait, close to biography but brighter and livelier than straightforward narrative in conveying the rhythms of Auerbach's paintings, life and thought' - Financial Times (Art Books of the Year)
'Reading this book subtly raises one's awareness of his imagery, sharpening one's excitement at the prospect of seeing the whole trajectory of his art' - Literary Review
'A necessity for all Auerbach's admirers, for it contains much fresh and vivid detail about his life and work' - Art Quarterly
'A rare chance to listen to the lovely and self-deprecating wisdom of painter Frank Auerbach' - AnOther
'One of the truest books on painters and paintings I have ever read' - Daily Telegraph
'Lampert has turned her long experience of the artist to good purpose: this is an enjoyable and informative book' - Art Newspaper
'A hugely enjoyable portrait of one of our leading figurative painters' - Spectator
'A fascinating and thorough portrait of a major and internationally renowned figure as seen through his eyes' - The Artist
'Catherine Lampert describes it [the true path of the artist], often using Auerbach's own words, with a deftness and sympathy that will make this the standard work for many years to come' - Martin Gayford, World of Interiors
'A well-illustrated, comprehensive monograph on a great artist' - Colm Toibin, Guardian

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