Jane McAdam Freud, daughter of Lucian Freud, is a sculptor and multi-disciplinary artist with a career extending over twenty years.
Graduating with a Bachelors degree from Central St Martins College, London in 1981, she went on to be awarded the British Art Medal Award Scholarship in Rome: an accolade she held for three years.
She subsequently completed her Masters degree at the Royal College of Art in 1995. Most often recognised for her wire sculptures, Freud’s work features in the permanent collections of a number of museums and galleries around the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), National Gallery Archives (London), and The Brooklyn Museum, in New York. The British Museum made their first acquisition in 1979 while she was still a student at Central St Martins.
McAdam Freud is currently an associate lecturer at Central St. Martins and regularly teaches at a number of other institutions in London. Her study of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis has resulted in a number of collaborations with psychoanalytic societies and centers in New York and Beverly Hills, an interest, which continues to inform her practice. Her work also frequently finds inspiration from the rich source of her own family background, referencing both the remarkable collection of antiquities and sculptural objects collected by her grandfather and the cultural legacy of Freudian psychoanalysis which has had a profound and lasting effect on contemporary psyche.
Jane McAdam Freud is blessed and cursed with being the daughter of fiery British painter Lucian Freud and the great-granddaughter of the illustrious neurologist Sigmund Freud. But this is a family of famous achievers with a difference because for most of her career, Jane went without her father's name and earned her stripes simply as McAdam...
Award winning sculptor and artist Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of artist Lucian Freud and great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud. Her exhibition Dance of Disapproval War Works runs at the London Jewish Cultural Centre until November 10 and includes works created while she was artist in residence at the Freud Museum in 2005/6. She talks...
'I started the residency responding to the studio space with its abandoned junk, which I was told I could make use of. I saw it as 'lovingly stored' for potential use. It felt sad that it would be thr