Lucian Freud: Did love his art more than his children?

Lucian Freud: Did love his art more than his children?

Did Lucian Freud love his art more than his children

2:13 AM on 23rd July 2011

Lucian Freud first marriage ended when he embarked on an affair with Lady Caroline Blackwood, whom he married in 1953

Lucian Freud first marriage ended when he embarked on an affair with Lady Caroline Blackwood (right), whom he married in 1953

Esther Freud Bella Freud

Author Esther Freud (left) and designer Bella Freud (right) were perhaps the closest to their father, visiting him every few days

Isobel Boyt Novelist Rose Boyt

Isobel Boyt (left) and novelist Rose Boyt (right) who once said that allowing Freud to paint her was “a way of simply being with him”

Freud

Freud”s first known child, Annie, from his marriage to Kitty Garman

Jane McAdam Freud Susie Boyt

Sculptor Jane McAdam Freud (left) says all 14 of her father”s known children had met, and poet Annie Freud (right)

What is perhaps most extraordinary of all is the lack of bitterness among the artist

What is perhaps most extraordinary of all is the lack of bitterness among the artist”s children