Was Lucian Freud Jewish?

Lucian Freud

Well, to make a long story short, Lucian Freud was Jewish!

Since Lucian Freud's mother was Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes him also Jewish. His father was Jewish too.

Lucian Freud (whose full birth name was Lucian Michael Freud) was born on 8 December 1922 in Berlin, Germany. Lucian Freud passed away on 20 July 2011 (aged 88).

Freud is known as one of the foremost 20th-century English portraitists. His often stark and alienated paintings tended towards realism. His 1995 portrait Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, which in May 2008 was sold by Christie's in New York for

  • Freud is known as one of the foremost 20th-century English portraitists. His often stark and alienated paintings tended towards realism. His 1995 portrait Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, which in May 2008 was sold by Christie's in New York for $33.6 million, setting a world record auction price for a living artist.

  • Freud is the grandson of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud..
3.6 million, setting a world record auction price for a living artist.

Freud is the grandson of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud..

(Added: 05/12/2021)

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