“When it came to the paying of attention, no portrait painter was more extravagant than he, whether his subject was a royal or a rogue (although funnily enough he showed no interest in capturing my likeness). The process of looking at the person before him possessed him utterly, through the long day-shifts, night-shifts and decades of his 65-year career. By the last and lucrative phase of his life, a dramatic final act if ever there was one, he was widely regarded as one of the finest figurative painters of his epoch. He still is.”Alan Franks, The Times
Listen to Henry Goodman talk about playing Lucian Freud in Looking at Lucian on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.