Self-Portrait

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Painfully honest on what it means to be a woman who puts art first, no matter what' Olivia Laing

I'm not a portrait painter. If I'm anything, I have always been an autobiographer.


In Self-Portrait, Celia Paul reveals a life truly lived through art. She moves effortlessly through time, in words and images, from her arrival at the Slade School of Fine Art at sixteen, through a profound and intense affair with the older and better-known artist Lucian Freud, to the practices of her present-day studio. This intimate memoir is, at its heart, about a young woman navigating the path to artistic freedom, with all the sacrifices and complications that entails.

'Powerful' Zadie Smith
'Engrossing' Vogue
'Captivating... Mesmerising' New York Times

**Shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize **

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529111552
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 759.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 358g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 21mm