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20th Century British Art



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Watercolour, signed and dated 13/8/90

48 x 60 cm (approx. 23.6 x 18.9 inches)

Contemporary British Artist

Maggi Hambling is anEnglish painter who trained at the Ipswich School of Art, Suffolk (1962–1964), London at the Camberwell School of Art (1964–1967) and the Slade School of Fine Art (1967–1969). In 1969 she received a Boise Travel Award to New York. Her reputation was formed by a major series of portrait paintings of British comedian Max Wall, produced while she was the first Artist-in-Residence at the National Gallery, London (1980–1981), she also exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in 1983. Her observation in her numerous paintings and charcoal sketches show her engagement with her subject. In the mid 1980s she turned to painting landscapes in her home Suffolk . Her studies in the early 1990's were dreamlike compositions. Hambling not only worked from life and the model but also drew on memory to escape the constraints of realism.

Maggi Hambling: Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours (exh. cat. by M. Warner and others, London, Serpentine Gal., 1987)
Maggi Hambling: An Eye through a Decade, 1981–1991 (exh. cat. by M. Gooding and G. Melly, New Haven, CT, Yale Cent. Brit. A., 1991)
Maggi Hambling (exh. cat., interview J. Collins; Sunderland, A. Cent., 1993)