Person    | Female  Born 6/12/1963 

Gillian Wearing

Categories: Art, Sculpture

Artist. Gillian C. Wearing, CBE, RA, was born on 6 December 1963 in  Birmingham, Warwickshire, (now Birmingham, West Midlands), a daughter of Bryan J. Wearing and Jean R. Wearing née Gregory. She came to London to study at the Chelsea School of Art and was the winner of the 1997 Turner Prize. In 2007 she was elected as lifetime member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

As a conceptual artist, she was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to art in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List. In the 2019 New Year Honours List she was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to art.

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Gillian Wearing

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Millicent Fawcett statue

The 'courage' quote is from a speech Fawcett gave after the death of fellow s...

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Jill (Gillian) Greenwood

Jill (Gillian) Greenwood

March 2023: Susanna (Greenwood) Taylor contacted us to say that her mother painted the plaques for Julian Huxley and Maggie's Corner. "She was Huxley's cousin and her name was Jill (Gillian) Greenw...

Person, Art

2 memorials
Marya Harris

Marya Harris

Mural artist.

Person, Art

1 memorial
Eric Newton

Eric Newton

Artist, writer, broadcaster and art critic. He produced several books in addition to his newspaper and radio work. His radio broadcasts made him well known to the British public in the 1930s. Art c...

Person, Art, Literature

2 memorials
Nicholas Revett

Nicholas Revett

Architect. Born in Framlingham, Suffolk. He went to Rome in 1742 to study under Marco Benefiale. In 1750 he travelled to Athens with James Stuart to record the antiquities. He incorporated some of ...

Person, Architecture, Art, Greece, Italy

1 memorial