Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Non-Fiction, Art, Design & Photography, Art, Artist Monographs & Biographies
Paperback Published on: 07/04/2022
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Self-Portrait
Strangely Gripping
Celia Paul is an artist. This is a memoir of her early life and her eventual affair with the painter, Lucien Freud. It looks at her time at the Slade and h... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley

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'Painfully honest on what it means to be a woman who puts art first, no matter what' Olivia Laing
I'm not a portrait painter. If I'm anything, I have always been an autobiographer.

In Self-Portrait, Celia Paul reveals a life truly lived through art. She moves effortlessly through time, in words and images, from her arrival at the Slade School of Fine Art at sixteen, through a profound and intense affair with the older and better-known artist Lucian Freud, to the practices of her present-day studio. This intimate memoir is, at its heart, about a young woman navigating the path to artistic freedom, with all the sacrifices and complications that entails.

'Powerful' Zadie Smith
'Engrossing' Vogue
'Captivating... Mesmerising' New York Times

**Shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize **

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529111552
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 359g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 18 mm

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