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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Anthony Green

Anthony Green

Born Luton. The picture shows a typical self-portrait.

Person, Art

1 memorial
Francis Bourgeois

Francis Bourgeois

Artist. Born Peter Francis Lewis Bourgeois in London. He became an art dealer and collector in association with Margaret and Noel Desenfans, and with them founded the Dulwich Picture Gallery. In 17...

Person, Art

1 memorial
Mary Edwards

Mary Edwards

Artist local to Stockwell.

Person, Art

1 memorial
Sir Alfred Munnings

Sir Alfred Munnings

Born Mendham, Suffolk. Artist specializing in paintings of horses and an opponent of ‘modernism’. The loss of an eye in 1898 did not impair his ability to paint. Knighted 1944. Died at home in ...

Person, Art

2 memorials
George Dance the younger

George Dance the younger

Architect. Son of the architect George Dance the Elder, one of the 4 original members of the Royal Academy, he designed Newgate Prison and St Luke's Hospital. John Soane was his pupil. We have see...

Person, Architecture, Art

4 memorials