Lucian Freud is one of the most recognizable names of the 20th-century British art scene. The remarkable thing about his career as a painter, which spanned over nearly seven decades, is the consistency of his style. His expressionist portraits and figure paintings remained unmistakably unique right up to the end when he passed away at age 88.
Lucian Freud was born in Berlin in 1922 to architect Ernst Freud and was the grandson of the psychologist Sigmund Freud. At age 11, in 1933, Freud emigrated with his family to London, Britain, to escape the rise of Nazism.