An intimate portrait of one of Britain’s greatest living artists.
In the course of a career covering more than sixty years, Auerbach has established a still growing international reputation for his paintings with their vigorous, precise brushwork. He is also respected as one of modern and contemporary art’s clearest thinkers.
Catherine Lampert, an art historian and the curator of the Auerbach retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and Tate Britain, 2014-15, has had unique access to the artist since 1978, when she became one of his sitters. With an emphasis on Auerbach ‘speaking’ drawn from her conversations with him and from published and archival interviews, she offers rare insight into his professional life, working methods and philosophy, as well as the places, people and experiences that have shaped his life.