Counterpoints Arts
Counterpoints Arts

Traces Project

An untold history of contributions to arts and culture from men and women who have sought safety in the UK from conflict and persecution.

1933 

Lucian Freud

Freud is a German-born painter who was the most celebrated British figurative painter of the late 20th century.

1936 

Peter Moro CBE

Peter Moro was born in Germany and moved to London, becoming one of the UK’s most prominent post-war architects. He designed many public buildings including the Royal Festival Hall and the Nottingham Playhouse.

Judith Kerr OBE

Judith is an author and illustrator who fled from Nazi Germany as a child and went on to publish award-winning autobiographical novels for children about her experiences.

1939 

Eva Frankfurther

Eva Frankfurther was a figurative painter originally from Germany, whose subjects were also her fellow migrant workers in and around Whitechapel.

Frank Auerbach

Auerbach is a German-born British painter, famous for his impasto painting technique and considered one of the world’s greatest living artists.

1940 

Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters is one of the major artists of European modernism, famous for his collage works in a technique he called ‘Merz.’

1947 

Marina Lewycka

Marina is an author whose first book, A short history of tractors in Ukrainian, sold over a million copies worldwide.