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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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Victor Musgrave

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1977
NPG 6816


Max Wall ('Max with Onde')

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1981
NPG 5578


Dorothy Hodgkin

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1985
NPG 5797


Alan John Percivale Taylor

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1988
NPG 5988


Stephen Fry

by Maggi Hambling
charcoal, 1993
NPG 6323


George Melly

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1998
NPG 6439


John Berger

by Maggi Hambling
ink and watercolour, 2000
NPG 6646