Harry Hambling


(1902 - 1998)

Suffolk artist, Hambling turned to painting later in life encouraged by his daughter Maggi Hambling. Self taught, he went on to have many solo shows and exhibited at the Royal Academy at least twice.
His work is in several public collections and was aquired by notable collectors like George Melly, Delia Smith and fellow artist Sir Cedric Morris. His focus was on composition and he painted the landscape in Suffolk which he knew intimately. His use of colour was as sophisticated as many a trained artist (or more so) especially as he progressed. His love of garening and knowedge of the countryside is evident in his work (as it was in Sir Cedric's), his winter silhouettes of trees startle. He stands deservedly within the long line of artists who have managed to admirably record East Anglia's huge skies. His paintings have a refreshing and candid honesty about them.