Frank Auerbach is a British artist who has made some of the most vibrant, alive and inventive paintings of recent times. Often compared to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in terms of the revolutionary and powerful nature of his work, his depictions of people and the urban landscapes near his London studio show him to be one of the greatest painters alive today.
Tate Britain’s exhibition, featuring paintings and drawings from the 1950s to the present day, offers fascinating new insights into his work the artist suggesting the selection of the first six galleries. The depth, texture and sense of space in a painting by Auerbach makes standing in front of one a unique and unforgettable experience.
At the 1986 Venice Biennale, Frank Auerbach shared the Leone d'Oro Prize for the Best Artist with Sigmar Polke.
You can read a profile of Frank Auerbach on our Venice Biennale interactive timeline.
Browse our online collection of Frank Auerbach paintings as part of the British Council Collection.