Lucian Freud was one of the greatest artists to emerge from the 20th century. Freud, a brilliant painter and draftsman who specialized in figurative art, is the subject of a newly published, career-spanning monograph by Phaidon Press, the most complete retrospective of his career to date. This cohesive, two-volume book honoring Freud’s prolific legacy, is the genesis of an extraordinary collaboration between David Dawson – Director of the Lucian Freud Archive – author Martin Gayford, and editor Mark Holbord. Freud’s painterly ability to render found beauty in his subjects through a variety of exquisite details, defined his distinct visual language, while revealing insight into the man himself. With over 480 illustrations celebrating the late British artist’s work, from 1930 to his death in 2011, this book is a Must Have for lovers of Freud and beautiful portraiture.