Wall of Water, the artists: Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling CBE

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Maggi Hambling is one of Britain’s most distinguished contemporary artists. 

Hambling was the first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London , 1980, and won the Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield) in 1995. Public sculpture includes A Conversation with Oscar Wilde (1998) opposite Charing Cross Station, London, Scallop (2003), on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk, for the composer Benjamin Britten and The Brixton Heron , unveiled 2010. The Winchester Tapestries were installed at the Cathedral in 2013. 

Hambling’s celebrated and continuing series of North Sea paintings were exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in Maggi Hambling – the Wave(2010) and a new series at the HermitageSt Petersburg in 2013. In November this year Maggi Hambling : Walls of Water will open at the National Gallery in London. Her work is held in many public collections including, in the UK, the British Museum, Tate, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Hambling lives and works in Suffolk and London.