Bacon, Freud and the School of London: Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

9 October 2018 - 30 January 2019
Group Exhibitions

Presenting some ninety works, this exhibition focuses on a seminal trend in 20th-century figurative British painting, and especially the work of those artists who are often referred to in specialist literature as the School of London.This group includes such artists of key importance as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, and Leon Kossoff.

The first show in Hungary to present the School of London the exhibition introduces not only the best-known artists of the trend, but the work as well of Michael Andrews, R. B. Kitaj, Paula Rego, F. N. Souza, and Euan Uglow, among others, who were responsible for the artistic dialogues that emerged in the London scene in the second half of the 20th century.

The exhibition is realized in collaboration with Tate Britain, as was the Museum of Fine Arts' greatly successful show in 2010, Turner and Italy.