October 15 - December 23, 2020
From 15th October, Marlborough Gallery presents Maggi Hambling: 2020. This exhibition of recent paintings coincides with Hambling’s 75th Birthday, marking both a moment of looking in – a self-reckoning – as much as a commentary on the world, responding to the seismic events of the present.
Hambling’s ‘twenty twenty’ clarity of vision, her search for the truth, is evident through several interconnecting series – from the exploration of her own existence to mankind’s inhumanity to man and nature
Born in Sudbury, Suffolk in 1945, British painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling CBE, is best known for her expressive portraits and sublime depictions of landscapes and seascapes. She studied first locally at Cedric Morris’ and Lett Haines’ East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing, before going to the Ipswich (1962-64), Camberwell (1964-67) and Slade (1967-69) Schools of Art. In 1980 she was invited to be the first artist in a new programme launched by the then Director of the National Gallery, Michael Levey, to have a contemporary artist in residence in the gallery. In 1981 the artist saw Max Wall in his own one-man show ‘Aspects of Max Wall’ and was so moved that she asked to do his portrait. The eventual result after two years was 15 paintings and 23 studies which were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in 1983.