Artists At Lunch: 1963

When RB Kitaj invented the term “School of London” in 1976 to denote a group of postwar figurative artists that included him and Leon Kossoff, he wasn’t really thinking about where they had their lunch. But the five painters in John Deakin’s evocative photograph – from left, Timothy Behrens, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach and Michael Andrews – clearly felt that after a hard morning at the easel, a decent meal was in order. The Guardian reports.

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