Study for Mornington Crescent, Summer Morning II
Medium: Crayon on paper
Dimensions: 21 x 21 cm
Painter and illustrator. Born in Berlin to Jewish parents. In 1939 he was forced to emigrate to England, leaving his parents behind in Germany, where they subsequently perished in concentration camps. He was naturalised in 1947. Auerbach spent his childhood at Bunce Court, a progressive boarding school in Kent for Jewish refugee children. He attended St Martin’s School of Art (1948-52) and studied evening classes with David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic, during which time he became friends with fellow painter Leon Kossoff. He studied at the Royal College of Art from 1952-55. Shortly after completing his studies, he was given his first solo exhibition (1956) by dealer, Helen Lessore. Auerbach exhibited regularly at the Beaux-Arts Gallery until 1963 and at Marlborough Galleries from 1965 to the present. He has had a retrospective at the Hayward Gallery (1978) and solo exhibitions at the British Pavilion in the 1986 Venice Biennale and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (1989). His work is represented in collections across the U.K. and U.S.A., including London (Tate, Ben Uri), Scotland (National Museums of Scotland), New York (MoMA) and Chicago (The Art Institute of Chicago).
Born: 1931 Berlin, Germany