In this brilliant second and final volume of the definitive biography of Lucian Freud—one of the most influential, enigmatic and secretive artists of the twentieth century—William Feaver, the noted art critic, draws on years of daily conversations with Freud, on his private papers and letters and on interviews with his friends and family to explore the intimate life of Freud, from age forty-five to his death in 2011 at the age of eighty-nine.
Here is Freud’s voice—still as fierce, complicated, witty and charismatic as in his youth—talking about his art, his friends and lovers and the gossip about them all, making this volume, like the first, a nod to autobiography. Vivid and engrossing, The Lives of Lucian Freud is a dazzling and authoritative tour de force that reveals important new details about the thoughts, the life and the work of this elusive artist.
"The first volume of Feaver’s biography of the artist was highly acclaimed. This second one covers his most productive years." —The Sunday Times
"The latest installment of the epic biography of Lucian Freud finds him at the height of his fame. An unusually horrible but talented man." — The Times