One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency. This compelling film reveals the life and work of a modern master though this landmark exhibition of his self-portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The exhibition displays more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching and critical eye firmly on himself.