Maggi Hambling was born in 1945. From 1962-1979 she studied at the Ipswich School of Art, the Camberwell School of art and then the Slade School of Art. Maggi Hambling was the first "Artist in Residence" at the National Gallery, London, in 1980. She is probably most widely known for her wonderfully perceptive portraits of comedian, Max Wall, exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in 1983. Maggi Hambling's appearances in the Channel 4 "Gallery" art game, chaired by George Melly, exposed her unique personality and knowledge of art to a very wide public.
Maggi Hambling is an artist who refuses to be pigeonholed: like all great painters, she has moved with confidence from one subject and medium to the next. She is an incisive portrait painter, skilled draughtsman, perceptive social commentator, accomplished history painter, and brilliant landscape artist.
Maggi Hambling first exhibited her work at Bohun Gallery in 1994 and has continued to exhibit both paintings and sculpture at the Oxfordshire gallery ever since.