British painter Lucian Freud dies aged 88: U.S. dealer

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Posted: Jul 21, 2011 4:49 PM
British painter Lucian Freud dies aged 88: U.S. dealer

LONDON (Reuters) - British painter Lucian Freud, whose fleshy, unflattering portraits made him one of the world's most revered and coveted contemporary artists, has died aged 88.

A spokeswoman for his New York art dealer said Thursday that the grandson of Sigmund Freud and brother of British television personality Clement Freud had died at his home in London Wednesday night.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White)