Museums & Exhibitions: Lucian Freud – Closer Etchings from the UBS Art Collection

Lucian Freud (1922-2011), grandson of Sigmund Freud, was born in Berlin, but is one of Britain’s most renowned artists, as in 1933, he was forced to leave Germany with his family and flee to England. His figurative works number among the masterpieces of the twentieth century. Fifty of his etchings are now being shown in Berlin for the first time. The artist developed his works through the close observation of people. His portraits are examples of intensive analytical contemplation and, at the same time, they are moving studies of transience. All works shown in Berlin are on loan from the UBS Art Collection.

Exhibition from 22 July 2017 to 22 October 2017

Wed – Mon 10:00 am – 7:00 pm


Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 254 86 0
Metro: U&S Potsdamer Platz U2, S1, S2, S25

Photo: Lucian Freud. Head and Shoulders of a Girl, 1990. Etching, 78 x 63,5 cm © The Lucian Freud Archive/ Bridgeman Images. UBS Art Collection