BEHIND THE NAME: FRANK HELMUT AUERBACH

Auerbach

The themes of survival and resurrection are heavily present in Auerbach’s work and resonate with him personally. At the age of seven he was taken to the UK as part of the Kindertransport programme to help Jewish children escape the Nazis. His creative talents were recognised early: at the boarding school he attended, and later at St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where he befriended key British artists of the time, such as Leon Kossoff and David Bomberg.