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Maggi Hambling

(1945-), Painter

Sitter in 14 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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Maggi Hambling, by Maggi Hambling - NPG 6562

Maggi Hambling

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1977-1978
NPG 6562

Victor Musgrave, by Maggi Hambling - NPG 6816

Victor Musgrave

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1977
NPG 6816

Dorothy Hodgkin, by Maggi Hambling - NPG 5797

Dorothy Hodgkin

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1985
NPG 5797

Stephen Fry, by Maggi Hambling - NPG 6323

Stephen Fry

by Maggi Hambling
charcoal, 1993
NPG 6323

George Melly, by Maggi Hambling - NPG 6439

George Melly

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1998
NPG 6439

John Berger, by Maggi Hambling - NPG 6646

John Berger

by Maggi Hambling
ink and watercolour, 2000
NPG 6646



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