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The Lucian Freud Reading Group was a monthly reading group held in IMMA’s Freud Centre in the context of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project. As part of a collaboration between IMMA and Trinity College Dublin/TRIARC, the Reading Group unfolded in conjunction with a series of talks on Lucian Freud which took place between IMMA and Trinity College Dublin. Led by writer Dr Nathan O’Donnell, these monthly sessions focused on a selection of readings exploring and illuminating aspects of Freud’s life and work.

This reading group was hosted in the IMMA Freud Centre alongside the an exhibition of more than fifty of Freud’s art works and, informed by the museum’s research programme, it provided an informal, conversational way to shed new light on Freud’s life and wor

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Lucian Freud 1922–2011

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century. Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.
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