Critical Studies: Portrait artists, designers and craftsperson's
Jenny Saville was born in 1970 in Cambridge, England.
In 1988, aged 18, she went to study Glasgow School of Art.
Saville is best known for her paintings and images of women or herself.
She is very interested in the flesh of the human form and has observed many plastic surgery operations to help her in creating her artworks.
Jenny Saville also uses older paintings and artists as inspirations for her work, especially artists known for pushing the human figure to its limits of stress and decomposition.
Saville says that paint, particularly oil paint, is her language and the way she communicates is through the artwork she creates.