Frank Auerbach’s Seven Portraits was created between 1989-1990, the series of etchings highlights the artist’s long lasting relationships he develops with his sitters and is an exemplary showcase of his ability to achieve a visual equivalent for the tactile surface and essential nature of his paintings in these linear prints. Auerbach’s subject matter has remained consistent over the past sixty years and solely includes depictions of his immediate environment and those closest to him. His works often appear sudden and instantaneous, but they are true feats of extreme resolution and concentration.

Frank Auerbach, Catherine, 1989, etching on Somerset white paper, edition of 50, 10 1-8 x 8 3-8 in., 26 x 21 cm
Frank Auerbach

Catherine, 1989

Frank Auerbach, David, 1989, etching on Somerset white paper, edition of 50, 10 1-8 x 8 3-8 in., 26 x 21.5 cm
Frank Auerbach

David, 1989

Frank Auerbach, Geoffrey, 1990, etching on Somerset white paper, edition of 50, 10 1-8 x 8 3-8 in., 26 x 21.5 cm
Frank Auerbach

Geoffrey, 1990

Frank Auerbach, J.Y.M., 1989, etching on Somerset white paper, edition of 50, 10 1-8 x 8 3-8 in., 26 x 21.5 cm
Frank Auerbach

J.Y.M., 1989

Frank Auerbach, Jake, 1990, etching on Somerset white paper, edition of 50, 10 1-8 x 8 3-8 in., 26 x 21.5 cm
Frank Auerbach

Jake, 1990

Frank Auerbach, Julia, 1989, etching on Somerset white paper, edition of 50, 10 1-8 x 8 3-8 in., 26 x 21.5 cm
Frank Auerbach

Julia, 1989

Frank Auerbach, Michael, 1990, etching on Somerset white paper, edition of 50, 10 1-8 x 8 3-8 in., 26 x 21.5 cm
Frank Auerbach

Michael, 1990