British artist Maggi Hambling at the retrospective of her work at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou. Photo: Edward Wong

Maggi Hambling, British artist, at 73: ‘I wake up every day at 5am full of optimism and the first thing I do is make a drawing’

  • Artist known for craggy self-portraits and public sculptures shows another side to her art – drawings of her father as he lay dying in 1996, and after his death
  • ‘I miss him very much,’ she tells Guangdong Museum of Art crowd. She says artists are lucky they can paint the dead – ‘like grieving but in a positive way’
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British artist Maggi Hambling at the retrospective of her work at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou. Photo: Edward Wong
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