Frank Auerbach

One of Britain’s preeminent postwar painters, Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1931. Arriving in England as a Jewish refugee in 1939, he attended St Martin’s School of Art, London, and studied with David Bomberg in night classes at Borough Polytechnic. He then studied at the Royal College of Art and has remained in London ever since. His first exhibition was held at London’s Beaux Arts Gallery in 1956; since then his works have been collected widely. Photo: © David Dawson/All rights reserved, 2022/Bridgeman Images