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Maggi Hambling (1945-), Painter

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist of 8 portraits
Born in Suffolk, Hambling graduated from the Slade School of Art in 1969. In 1980 she became the first artist-in-residence at the National Gallery. Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery collection include Dorothy Hodgkin and George Melly. In 1995 she won the Jerwood Prize for Painting jointly with Patrick Caulfield. She is known both for her bold handling of paint and public sculptures including Oscar Wilde (1998), situated nearby in Adelaide Street and Scallop (for Benajmin Britten, 2003) on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk.

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