An authorised biography of Lucian Freud who died on Wednesday is in the mix. I am advised it will show Freud in all his manifestations.

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British artist Lucian Freud has died at the age of 88, his solicitor has said.

In a statement, the painter’s solicitor Diana Rawstron, who has represented Freud for many years, said: “Lucian Freud, artist, born 8 December 1922 in Berlin, died peacefully last night (Wednesday 20 July) at his home in London.”

The painter, a towering figure in the art world for more than 50 years, died after an illness, his New York-based art dealer said.

William Acquavella said that he would mourn Freud “as one of the great painters of the 20th century”.

Mr Acquavella added: “He lived to paint and painted until the day he died, far removed from the noise of the art world.”

Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate gallery, said: “The vitality of his nudes, the intensity of the still life paintings and the presence of his portraits of family and friends guarantee Lucian Freud a unique place in the pantheon of late 20th century art.

“His early paintings redefined British art and his later works stand comparison with the great figurative painters of any period.”

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