Born in Berlin, Freud moved to Britain in 1933 with his parents after Hitler came to power in Germany. . Freud studied at the Central School of Arts in London, the East Anglian School and Goldsmiths' College. Today his impasto portraits and nudes make many regard him as the greatest figurative painter of our time. A series of huge nude portraits from the mid-1990s depicted the very large Sue Tilley, one of which was sold by Christie's in New York for $33.6 million, setting a world record auction price for a living artist.