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Stuart Semple

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12, 1980
Bournemouth, England
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Bournemouth, England


Contemporary British artist and curator who is known for his large scale canvas work which incorporated both text and found imagery. 

Before Fame

He studied at Bournemouth and Poole College where he studied painting and printmaking. In 2004, he sent his portfolio to New York to art dealer Anthony d'Offay. He came to London and in his 2007 solo exhibition, he saw one million dollars in sales within the first five minutes. 


He has won several awards for his art including the Happiness Hero Award and the Blue Peter Badge. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. His mother took him to the National Gallery where at the age of 7 he decided he was going to become an artist. 

Associated With

He was featured in The Guardians article Ten Best Art Auctions alongside Damien HirstAi Weiwei, and Edvard Munch