Maggi Hambling (b. 1945) is a British painter and sculptor best known for her evocative land and seascapes and expressive portraits. We love how Hambling’s paintings call to mind the work of renowned artists J.M.W Turner and John Constable and Hokusai, even as she forges her own identity through her gestural brushstrokes and intricate mark making.
Hambling was born in Suffolk, and completed her studies at the Ipswich, Camberwell, and Slade Schools of Art. After her education from these three well renowned institutions, Hambling has gone on to forge a successful career brimming with accolades and successful solo exhibitions. In 1980, Hambling became the first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London, and has since gone on to receive an OBE and CBE for her services to painting. In 1995, she was also awarded the Jerwood Painting Prize with Patrick Caulfield. Her works are held in the permanent collections of galleries such as the Tate Gallery, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The BBC documentary Maggi Hambling: Making Love with the Paint premiered in 2020, celebrating her work and revealing the intricacies behind her emotive paintings.