Thursday, 21 July 2011


One of Britain's greatest painters, Lucian Freud, has sadly passed away at the age of 88. The grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud died in his home in London after a short illness.

Tributes from politicians, art dealers and models have been pouring in since the news broke, including this touching statement from Ed Valzey, Culture minister:

"Lucian Freud was one of the leading representational painters on the international stage, a beacon for those who still believe in the importance of the painted portrait, with a searching visual intelligence that portrays human life in all its variations. In over seven decades of unremitting dedication to his art he provided a body of work which was shown around the world and which drew attention to the great strength of British art in the post-war period. His passing marks the end of an era and he will be sadly missed by everyone who cares about the arts."

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