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Frank Auerbach Biography

Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin, Germany in 1931 and at the age of seven immigrated to England to avoid Nazi persecution. He studied at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955 and his first solo exhibition took place at the Beaux Arts Gallery in London in 1956. In 1986, Auerbach represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, where he received the Golden Lion award for the presentation, along with peer Sigmar Polke. Subsequent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Royal Academy, the National Gallery, the Rijksmuseum and most recently in 2015–2016 the Tate held a third retrospective to celebrate the artist’s 84th birthday, brought together by one of his sitters, the curator Catherine Lampert. Auerbach currently resides in North London, working from the same studio for the past fifty years.

Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Tales from the Colony Room, Dellasposa Gallery, London (16 September–20 December 2020).

Frank Auerbach Featured Artworks

David Landau by Frank Auerbach contemporary artwork
Frank AuerbachDavid Landau, 2007Etching on Somerset white paper
40 x 30 cm
Dellasposa Gallery Enquire
David Landau Seated by Frank Auerbach contemporary artwork
Frank AuerbachDavid Landau Seated, 2013–2015Oil on canvas
75.5 x 70.6 x 7.2 cm (incl frame)
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
J.Y.M Reclining by Frank Auerbach contemporary artwork
Frank AuerbachJ.Y.M Reclining, 1971Oil on paper laid on board
59.5 x 80.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Primrose Hill, Summer by Frank Auerbach contemporary artwork
Frank AuerbachPrimrose Hill, Summer, 1968Oil on board
122 x 122 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Reclining Head of Julia by Frank Auerbach contemporary artwork
Frank AuerbachReclining Head of Julia, 2006Acrylic on board
46 x 46 cm
Timothy Taylor Enquire

Frank Auerbach Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Tales from the Colony Room at Dellasposa Gallery, London
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16 September–20 December 2020 Group Exhibition Tales from the Colony Room Dellasposa Gallery, LondonLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Stronger Than Language at Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz
Closed
11 June–5 July 2020 Group Exhibition Stronger Than Language Hauser & Wirth, St. MoritzSt. Moritz
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 at Almine Rech, London
Closed
2 October–17 November 2018 Group Exhibition A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 Almine Rech, LondonLondon

Frank Auerbach Represented By

Timothy Taylor contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Timothy Taylor London, New York

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