Timothy John Behrens (2 June 1937 – 2017) was a British painter who spent most of his professional life as a painter and a writer abroad, in Greece, Italy, and Spain.
Timothy John Behrens was born in London on 2 June 1937, the son of Michael Behrens, a financier, and later co-owner of Ionian Bank, and his wife Felicity.  They lived in a Nash terrace overlooking Regent's Park, and in 1949 bought Culham Court, a large house in Berkshire on the river Thames.  He was educated at Eton and the Slade School of Fine Art. 
Behrens formed part of the tightly knit group of artists and intellectuals who frequented the Colony Room (John Deakin's famous photograph, Lunch at Wheelers, is of Behrens, Freud, Bacon, Auerbach and Andrews,  the Soho drinking club where Lucian Freud and others such as Francis Bacon spent much time during the late 1950s and the early 1960s.  Behrens posed in Freud's small Paddington studio for a portrait in 1962 (Red-Haired Man on a Chair  ) and 1963,  and was also the subject of a portrait by Michael Andrews (permanent collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum).  He has exhibited in Spain and Britain.
In 1958, Behrens married Janet Rheinberg (d. 1963), a fellow Slade student, and they had twin daughters, Kate and Sophie (d. 1985).  In 1963, he married Harriet Hill, the daughter of George Heywood Hill and Lady Anne Hill, who ran Heywood Hill, an avant-garde bookshop in Curzon Street.  They had two sons, Algy and Charlie, and a daughter, Fanny.  In 1983, Behrens married for the third time, to the artist Diana Aitchison, niece of the painter Craigie Aitchison, who had been a fellow Slade student and close friend.  They had a son, Harry. 
Frank Helmut Auerbach is a German-British painter. Born in Germany, he has been a naturalised British subject since 1947. He is considered one of the leading names in the School of London, with fellow artists Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.
Lucian Michael Freud was a British painter and draughtsman, specialising in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century English portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of Jewish architect Ernst L. Freud and the grandson of Sigmund Freud. Freud got his first name "Lucian" from his mother in memory of the ancient writer Lucian of Samosata. His family moved to England in 1933, when he was 10 years old, to escape the rise of Nazism. He became a British naturalized citizen in 1939. From 1942 to 1943 he attended Goldsmiths College, London. He served at sea with the British Merchant Navy during the Second World War.
Henrietta Moraes was a British artists' model and memoirist. During the 1950s and 1960s, she was the muse and inspiration for many artists of the Soho subculture, including Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, and Maggi Hambling, and also known for her three marriages and numerous love affairs. She left her first husband, Michael Law, and married actor Norman Bowler, with whom she had two children. She later married the Indian writer Dom Moraes.
Michael James Andrews was a British painter.
The Portrait Now was an exhibition of contemporary portraiture held in 1993 to 1994 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Among many others it included portraits by Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Tony Bevan, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Peter Edwards, Stephen Finer, Lucian Freud, Richard Hamilton, Howard Hodgkin, David Hockney, Panayiotis Kalorkoti, Jeff Koons, Leon Kossoff, Alice Neel, Nam June Paik, David Salle, Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol. It presented a decade of portraiture focusing on the forms of sculpture and painting, however it also included some video pieces.
The Colony Room Club was a private members' drinking club at 41 Dean Street, Soho, London. It was founded and presided over by Muriel Belcher from its inception in 1948 until her death in 1979.
Robert MacBryde was a Scottish still-life and figure painter and a theatre set designer.
John Deakin was an English photographer, best known for his work centred on members of Francis Bacon's Soho inner circle. Bacon based a number of famous paintings on photographs he commissioned from Deakin, including Portrait of Henrietta Moraes, Henrietta Moraes on a Bed and Three Studies of Lucian Freud.
Patrick Procktor was a British painter and printmaker.
X, A Quarterly Review, often referred to as X magazine, was a British review of literature and the arts published in London which ran for seven issues between 1959 and 1962. It was co-founded and co-edited by Patrick Swift and David Wright.
Jake Auerbach is a British film maker specialising in documentary subjects. Though his films have ranged across the cultural spectrum he is best known for his portraits of artists both contemporary and historical.
Celia Paul is an Indian-born British painter. Paul's mainly known for her impressionistic work, which she developed during her education at the Slade School of Fine Art.
Three Studies of Lucian Freud is a 1969 oil-on-canvas triptych by the Irish-born British painter Francis Bacon, depicting artist Lucian Freud. It was sold in November 2013 for US$142.4 million, which at the time was the highest price attained at auction for a work of art when not factoring in inflation. That record was surpassed in May 2015 by Version O of Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger series.
Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne Standing in a Street in Soho is a 1967 oil on canvas painting by the Irish-born English figurative artist Francis Bacon, housed in the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
Harry Diamond was a photographer known for his photographs of artists, jazz musicians, and the East End of London. He was born and worked in London.
William Feaver is a British art critic, curator, artist and lecturer. From 1975–1998 he was the chief art critic of the Observer, and from 1994 a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University. His book The Pitmen Painters inspired the play of the same name by Lee Hall.
The School of London was a loose movement of 20th century painters, based principally in London, who were interested in figurative painting, in contrast to the abstraction, minimalism, and conceptualism which were dominant at the time. The London School of painters pursued an art focused on a kind of loose figurative form of post war Realism that reflected of the forms and people and the world around them. The term resonated regardless of the fact that there was no agreement of what this new figurative painting should look like, since the styles of painting of the group so markedly differed. Ranging from the violent brushwork presented by Bacon and Andrews, to the more explicit figuration of the celebrated Lucian Freud, and David Hockney. The common thread that held the London group together is less any form of explicit expression rather than their shared appreciation for the tradition and history of Figurative painting in a time dominated by Abstract painting. At the time this new wave of figurative painting was very controversial running against the dominance of abstraction, minimalism, and conceptualism violating the sacred hermetic codes that defined these forms of art.
Version No. 2 of Lying Figure with Hypodermic Syringe is a 1968 oil on canvas panel painting by the Irish born, English artist Francis Bacon. It is the second of two similarly titled paintings based on nude photographs of his close friend Henrietta Moraes, who is shown in a reclining position on a bed, themselves part of a wider series of collapsed figures on beds that began with the 1963 triptych Lying Figure. This later version is widely considered the more successful of the two panels.
Pilar Ordovas is an art gallery owner who founded her gallery in 2011. She exhibits and deals in 20th-century and contemporary art, presenting a programme of museum-quality shows in London and in New York.
John Michael Wishart known as Michael Wishart, was an English figurative painter who spent most of his career in France, America and North Africa. A friend of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, he published a memoir in 1977 entitled High Diver, which caused a scandal with its description of his bohemian lifestyle.