Jenny Saville's Art

who is jenny saville?

Jenny Saville is a current contemporary British artist who challenges the way that the female nude has been represented throughout art history. Her large fleshy paintings of obese women are also a statement of how many women see themselves. In her important works, Saville presents the female nude with presence, challenging the viewer.

jenny saville's career


Saville pursued an undergraduate degree in art from the Glasgow School of Art in the late 1980s and graduated with a BFA in 1992.

mature period

Jenny Saville was soon considered an important artist as part of the “Young British Artists”. At her core, Jenny Saville is a painter’s painter.

jenny saville's current work

Torso (2004 – 2005)

important jenny saville paintings

other notable artworks

There are several important Jenny Saville drawings and paintings that can be discussed as seminal works by the artist. These include: Propped (1992) Plan (1993) Passage (2004 – 2005) Mothers (2011)