Magda Archer has studied art and graphic design at Ravensbourne College of Art, Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. In 1996, she produced artwork for ‘The Beatles Anthology’ with Peter Quinnell. Since then she has co-written and illustrated the ‘Harry Hill Fun Book’. Harry Hill happens to be Magda’s husband and, according to his Guardian Q&A, she is the living person he most admires! Artwork produced for the ‘Harry Hill Fun Book’ was featured in the Tate Exhibition ‘Peter Blake: About Collage’.
Much of Magda’s artwork takes reference from British pop culture, “I suppose most of my driving forces are language and expressions. And lyrics, I’m obsessed with lyrics.” The artists she admires include Pop masters Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, David Shrigley and Eduardo Paolozzi. You can watch Magda at work in her studio in this cool little video (created for her solo painting exhibition ‘Crazy Mad’ at Cornerhouse Manchester in 2011):