Nina Murdoch (artist)

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Nina Murdoch (born 1970) is a British painter, winner of the first Threadneedle Prize in 2008.

Murdoch graduated from the Slade School of Art followed by a postgraduate diploma at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.[1]

She paints on large canvases using egg tempera on gesso, with a subject matter normally drawn from visits to the streets of South London.[2] Each painting can be made of up to 100 layers of medium, added then scraped back, which restricts her output to between 8 and 10 paintings per year.[2]

In 2008 she was winner of the inaugural Threadneedle Prize for figurative art, winning £25,000 for her Untitled painting of light on a pavement.[3][4]

In 2010 she joined the list of artists represented by Marlborough Fine Art, London.[5]


  1. ^ "Nina Murdoch - Biography". Marlborough Fine Art. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Alex Leith (May 2009). "Nina Murdoch: Into The Dark". a-n Magazine. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Brian Sewell (12 September 2008). "Now for a real art prize". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nina Murdoch". Mall Galleries. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nina Murdoch's "Shedding Light": New paintings at Marlborough Fine Art in London". Art Daily. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2014.