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Online Shopping: closed now, back soon

The safety of our visitors, friends and all who work with us at the RA is our highest priority. In line with the advice from Public Health England, the RA is closed temporarily; we have now taken the further decision to close our online shop in the short term, and to minimise non-essential activity.

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Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling CBE is celebated for her iconic works, from all-encompassing portraiture to public sculptures such as Suffolk's monumental steel Scallop.

Artist profile

Maggi Hambling CBE is a painter and sculptor born in Suffolk. She graduated from Camberwell School of Art in 1967 and went on to study at the Slade School of Art. She has exhibited at the British Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Hermitage St Petersburg, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Yale and Marlborough Fine Art. In 1995, she was awarded both an OBE for her services to painting and the Jerwood Painting Prize (jointly with Patrick Caulfield). In 2010, she was awarded a CBE.


Portraits form a large part of Hambling's oeuvre, with several works in the National Portrait Gallery. Her wider work is held in many public collections including the British Museum, Tate Collection, the National Gallery, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is also well known for her iconic public sculpture including Scallop, 2003, situated on Aldeburgh beach to commemorate Benjamin Britten.


Photo: Douglas Atfield

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