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William Feaver

The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth 1922-1968

William Feaver

Saturday, 4 April 2020

6:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

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Painter, curator, author and art critic William Feaver talks about the first part of his landmark biography of his friend and collaborator the great 20th-century portraitist Lucien Freud.

Feaver made notes of the hundreds of conversations he had with the notoriously private Freud about his life, his art, his loves, and the art world. The first volume of the two-part biography looks at Freud’s early life in a wealthy Jewish family in Weimar Berlin, escape from Nazi Germany and education at an English public school and art school, his time in the Merchant Navy, post-war adventures in Europe and setting up as a painter in Maida Vale. Feaver describes the coming of age of an artist and his rejection of popular styles to create a style of his own.

Feaver is a painter, an author and a curator, including of the 2002 Lucian Freud retrospective at Tate Britain in 2002 and the exhibition of Freud’s drawings in London and New York in 2012. He was art critic of the Observer for 23 years. The Lives of Lucian Freud has been shortlisted for this year’s Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd