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Maggi Hambling CBE (born 1945) lives and works in London and Suffolk. Hambling studied with Lett Haines and Cedric Morris, and then at Ipswich, Camberwell and the Slade Schools of Art. In 1980, she became the first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London, and in 1995 won the Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield). In 1998 her sculpture A Conversation with Oscar Wilde was unveiled at Adelaide Street, London, facing Charing Cross Station. In 2003, a sculpture to celebrate Benjamin Britten was unveiled at Aldeburgh, Suffolk titled Scallop and in 2005 Maggi was awarded the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for Scallop.