Artist and Studio
Lucian Freud by Clifford Coffin, 1947

Lucian Freud by Clifford Coffin, 1947

Lucian Freud, 1958

Lucian Freud, 1958

Lucian Freud, The Painter Surprised By A Naked Admirer, 2005, in the background.  Photo: David Dawson

Lucian Freud, The Painter Surprised By A Naked Admirer, 2005, in the background.  Photo: David Dawson

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

Some well known artists as children.

Lucian Freud, miniature self-portrait painted while staying with author Ian Fleming in 1952.

Lucian Freud, miniature self-portrait painted while staying with author Ian Fleming in 1952.

'Albie sitting for his grandfather' (Lucian Freud & Albie Morrissey) by David Dawson, 2004

'Albie sitting for his grandfather' (Lucian Freud & Albie Morrissey) by David Dawson, 2004

Lady Caroline Blackwood (1931–1996), an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, known for her wry macabre novels and essays, as well as for her high-profile marriages, first to Lucian Freud, then to composer Israel Citkowitz and finally to poet Robert Lowell, who described her as “a mermaid who dines upon the bones of her winded lovers”.

Ann Fleming, wife of “James Bond” author Ian Fleming, introduced Lady Caroline to Lucian Freud, and the two eloped to Paris in 1952. She sat for several of Freud’s finest portraits, including Girl In Bed, Girl in a Green Dress and Girl Reading.

Lucian Freud by Henri Cartier-Bresson  © Henri Cartier-Bresson – Magnum Photos

Lucian Freud by Henri Cartier-Bresson  © Henri Cartier-Bresson – Magnum Photos

Freud and subject, photo by David Dawson.

Freud and subject, photo by David Dawson.

Lucian Freud, The Painter Surprised by a Naked Admirer (self-portrait), 2004

Lucian Freud, The Painter Surprised by a Naked Admirer (self-portrait), 2004

Lucian Freud painting the Queen of England, 2001.   Photo by David Dawson

Lucian Freud painting the Queen of England, 2001.   Photo by David Dawson