A G G I _ H A M B L I N G
Born Suffolk 1945, Maggi Hambling studied with Lett-Haines and Cedric Morris.
In 1980 she was the first artist in residence at the National Gallery and
in 1995 she received the Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield).
She received an OBE in 1995 and a CBE in 2010.
Solo exhibitions include National Portrait Gallery (1983), Serpentine (1987),
Yale Center for British Art (1991), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (1997), Abbot
Hall (2007), Walker Art Gallery (2009) and Fitzwilliam (2010). Her public sculpture
includes Oscar Wilde (1997), Scallop (2003) and The Brixton Heron (2011). Her
work is in the collections of the Arts Council, Australian National Gallery,
British Museum, Gulbenkian, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate
Collection, Victoria and Albert and Yale Center for British Art, among others.
The sea is a major subject. Her series of North Sea paintings, begun in Suffolk
in 2002, were first shown at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2003, and You are the
sea appears this year’s Snap show.