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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.
William Feaver on the Lives of Lucian Freud
In partnership with the London Library and Insiders/Outsiders Festival, renowned art critic, William Feaver, discusses the first volume of his landmark new work of biography of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Though ferociously private, Lucian Freud spoke most weeks for many years to Feaver – his close confidante and collaborator – about painting and the art world, but also ...
The Lives of Lucian Freud
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 ...