Lucian Freud, one of the most influential painters of his generation and grandson of the famous Sigmund Freud, passed away in his London home on Wednesday after a brief illness. Freud was acclaimed for his figure paintings of nudes. He possessed a remarkable ability to see and represent a highly charged atmosphere around the figure. His work was influential to many. He will certainly be remembered as one of the most important people in contemporary figure painting. RIP Mr. Freud.
From The Citrus Report