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St Pancras Steps, Station

© the artist. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin and sent to an English boarding school at the age of seven. In 1947 he moved to London where he has lived and worked since. A highly influential figure in British art, Auerbach’s work is characterised by his heavy application and layering of paint. He scrapes away and re-paints an image many times before he considers it finished.

Touchstones Rochdale





oil on canvas


H 168.2 x W 137.5 cm

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purchased from Marlborough Fine Art with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1981

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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