Lucian Freud has built up a formidable reputation as one of the most powerful contemporary figurative painters of nudes, portraits and faces.
Freud is a painter who also makes etchings. Etching has been a constant part of his artistic practice since 1982. Freud’s etchings are often directly related to specific paintings. His prints are made not by consulting the related painting but by undertaking a separate round of sittings in the studio. Painting and printmaking offer Freud alternative means of acquainting himself with a subject. Freud’s subjects are often the people in his life; friends, family, fellow painters and lovers.