Frank Auerbach at Newlands House

Unseen, until August 14

Reclining Head of Julia (detail), 2007-8. Acrylic on board. c) Ben Brown Fine Arts London

Newlands House continues its impressive run of shows with this large collection of drawings, alongside important paintings, by a modern master.

Unseen is a very special exhibition celebrating the renowned German-British artist Frank Auerbach (b.1931) with an installation of works spanning more than 60 years. It follows the development of his unique style, from early experiments in mark making and studies of form, to his observational drawings from the paintings of British masters – Constable, Turner, Gainsborough – and those extraordinary impasto oil paintings. Maya Binkin’s sensitive curation tells a moving story and creates an intimacy that gives new insight into the famously private man and his work.

Sussex is fortunate indeed to be getting this show, its donors including the likes of the National Gallery, Tate and Fitzwilliam Museum.

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