Hambling, Maggi. (12 of 22). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    1995-10-24 and 1995-10-27 and 1995-11-13 and 1995-11-21 and 1995-11-28 and 1995-12-11 and 1996-01-26

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    Interviewee's studio, London, United Kingdom

  • Interviewees

    Hambling, Maggi, 1945- (speaker, female)

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    Gooding, Mel (speaker, male)

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    Part 12. Dissatisfaction with conceptual art. Painting 'Hullo'. MH had begun to teach, Morley College. Diptych of hanging light bulb. 1973 exhibition at Morley Gallery, Nigel Greenwood bought light bulb painting. Portrait of Jane Joseph, first painting from life since Camberwell. Realised that wanted to paint people. Clown painting, beginning of 'pudding phase', painting from study (memory) in pubs; details. Cricketers Pub, Battersea Park Road. Seale working with clay, workshop near Old Street. Seale's influence in MH returning to painting. Seale to Cecil Collins' classes at City Lit, led to MH working with brush and ink. MH's muddle about painting, autumn 1971 - went to talk to Robert Medley. Exhibition at Oxford Gallery. MH beginning to draw again. Began to paint again beginning of 1972. Spring 1973 first London show at Morley Gallery. Paintings from memory, pub portraits, portraits of Lett Haines, drawings from Suffolk done with Seale. Review from Sarah Kent, 'Time Out'. Vera Russell bought painting, later part of R.A. Summer Exhibition. Relationship with Vera Russell changed to friendship. Annely Juda bought triptych, 'Conversation', later sold under title, 'Conservation'. John Singe of Redfern Gallery. 1974, part of show at Tooths, Marina Vaizey's choice; part of Andrew Forge's show at Haywood Gallery. John Moore's. Frances Rose portraits. Frances Rose's was the first death MH had registered. Arts Council bought paintings of Frances Rose. Painting of blind ex-boxer, given to Contemporary Arts Society, now in Wakefield Gallery. Teaching at Wimbledon, began mid-70s. Colin Senior. Bernard Cohen 'relieved' MH of her position at Wimbledon in 1983.

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