Maggi Hambling

British , 1945 -

Born in Sudbury, Suffolk. Studied first locally at Cedric Morris’ and Lett Haines’ East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing, before going to the Ipswich (1962-64), Camberwell (1964-67) and Slade (1967-69) Schools of Art. In 1980 she was invited to be the first artist in a new programme launched by the then Director of the National Gallery, Michael Levey, to have a contemporary artist in residence in the gallery. 

She has had numerous solo exhibitions since 1980, and two at the National Gallery (1981 & 2014) and the National Portrait Gallery (1983 & 2009), others have included The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (1981), the Yorkshire Sculpture park (1997), Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (2007), The Lowry, Salford (2009), Walker Arts Gallery, Liverpool (2009), The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2010), Winchester Cathedral (2013), The Hermitage, St. Petersburg (2013), Somerset House (2015), and The British Museum, London (2016).

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