Easily the best living painter in the world.. in my humble opinion.
Before seeing or hearing Lucian Freud speak I thought he might be a more forceful person. I figured that the man would have been much less delicate than he is in person as his paintings are so strong and self assured.
I almost feel uncomfortable watching him as he seems naked, even if he is fully clothed.
The Lucian Freud interview is in 5 parts, so do go watch them all on YouTube. If you are a painter, you have to watch it all.
Update: Freud has since died and the youtube videos that I had linked to are no longer working. Here’s a link to A Painted Life about the artist.