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The Lives of Lucian Freud

William Feaver

01/03/2021 7:15 pm
Virtual Event, Available on KPlayer

Few knew Lucian Freud better than his collaborator and close friend William Feaver. Now the former Observer chief art critic and Pitmen Painters author comes to Jewish Book Week in conversation with Marina Vaizey to discuss his second and final volume of the biography, described by Craig Brown as “explosively enjoyable”. From being commissioned to paint the Queen to tattooing swallows on Kate Mosse’s back, Feaver brings to life an artist at the peak of his powers.

In Association with the London Library  and Ithe Rabin Chair Forum, George Washington University

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William Feaver


William Feaver was art critic for the Observer for 23 years, as well as working extensively as a painter, curator, broadcaster and filmmaker. His book Pitmen Painters was adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and has been performed throughout the world. He has curated exhibitions in London, New York and Paris.

Marina Vaizey

Lady Marina Vaizey CBE is an art critic and writer. Formerly a member of the Arts Council she has curated several exhibitions. She is currently a trustee for The Musical Brain and is on the editorial board for the magazine of the V & A.

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