Maggi Hambling Paintings

Maggi Hambling is a British painter and sculptor. She is best known for her expressive portraits and sublime depictions of landscapes and seascapes. Working in the tradition of John Constable and J.M.W. Turner, Hambling’s close-up paintings of waves also call to mind the suspended, detailed prints of Hokusai Katsushika. Aside from painting, the artist has made a number of public sculptures, including a tribute to Oscar Wilde in the center of London, and Scallop on Aldeburgh beach. Born on October 23, 1945 in Sudbury, United Kingdom, she studied at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing under Cedric Lockwood Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines before attending the Slade School of Art. In 1980, Hambling became the first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery in London, and soon after created a series of portraits of the comedian Max Wall.

The artist’s works are in the collections of the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Tate Gallery in London, and the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, among others. Hambling lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

Public Collections

Tate Collection, London
Usher Gallery, Lincoln
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Wakefield Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Rugby Collection
St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh, Suffolk
St Mary’s College, London
St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight
St Mary’s Hospital, London
St Thomas’ Hospital, London
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Southampton Art Gallery
Swindon Museum & Art Gallery
Hereford Cathedral
Imperial War Museum, London
Jerwood Foundation
Leicestershire Education Committee
The Minories, Colchester
Morley College, London
National Gallery, London
National Portrait Gallery, London
Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire
Royal Army Medical College, London
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
Contemporary Art Society
Doncaster Mueum
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Fondation du Musée de la Main, Lausanne
Government Art Collection
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Haddo House, Aberdeenshire
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire
Aldeburgh Foundation, Suffolk
Arts Council of Great Britain
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Birmingham City Art Gallery
British Council
British Museum
Castle Museum, Norwich
Chelmsford & Essex Museum
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London