M 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.