Caroline Blackwood (1931-1996) was born into a rich Anglo-Irish aristocratic family. She rebelled against her background at an early age and led a hectic and bohemian life, which included marriages to the painter Lucian Freud, the pianist and composer Israel Citkowitz, and the poet Robert Lowell. In the 1970s Blackwood began to write. Among her books are several novels, including Great Granny Webster and Corrigan (both available as NYRB Classics); On the Perimeter, an account of the women’s anti-nuclear protest at Greenham Common; and The Last of the Duchess, about the old age of the Duchess of Windsor.
Lucian Freud: Recent Work Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 16, 1993March 13, 1994; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, April 6June 13, 1994 at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, SeptemberNovember 1993; the
Lucian Freud: Recent Work catalog by Catherine Lampert
Lucian Freud: Early Works Robert Miller Gallery, New York, November 23, 1993January 8, 1994