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Young British Artists (YBAs)


39 People in artist grouping:

The term Young British Artist or YBA is most strongly associated with a period in the 1990s, when a new group of young creatives, nearly all graduates of Goldsmiths College, London, came into the British mainstream art scene with their refreshing new visions of contemporary life. The core group was made up of the artists who participated in Damien Hirst's 1988 Freeze exhibition, which launched a trend for East London factory and warehouse shows. Charles Saatchi remains one of the YBAs' greatest collectors, and his investments helped to publicise the group's work through exhibitions such as Sensation in 1997 at the Royal Academy. The artists used a wide variety of materials to create their pieces, and this is reflected in the sheer diversity of their portfolios. The YBAs are credited with reviving the British art scene with their bold and sometimes controversial work, and have gone from being seen as anti-establishment to mainstream, with many of the artists now Royal Academicians, Turner Prize winners and nominees and OBEs.

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck

1958-
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili

1968-
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Richard Patterson

Richard Patterson

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Simon Patterson

Simon Patterson

1967-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Stephen Pippin

Stephen Pippin

1960-
Sculptor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn

1964-
Artist
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Fiona Rae

Fiona Rae

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Alessandro Raho

1971-
Artist
Artist of 1 portrait
Charles Saatchi

Charles Saatchi

1943-
Businessman and art collector
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville

1970-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Georgina Starr

Georgina Starr

1968-
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)

1967-
Artist
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk

1967-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mark Wallinger

Mark Wallinger

1959-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Richard Wentworth

Richard Wentworth

1947-
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson

1967-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Louise Wilson

Louise Wilson

1967-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait

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