Maggi Hambling(1945-), Painter
Sitter in 15 portraits
Artist of 13 portraits
Born in Suffolk, Hambling studied with Lett Haines and Cedric Morris at Hadleigh before graduating from the Slade School of Art in 1969. She began painting portraits in 1973. She was the first artist in residence at the National Gallery, London (1980-81), and her 'Max Wall' series was showcased at the National Portrait Gallery in 1983. 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) on nearby Adelaide Street and Scallop (for Benajmin Britten), 2003 on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk.
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