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British painter, born in Leeds. He is best known for what proved to be the most controversial exhibit in the 1997 *‘Sensation’ exhibition. This was a portrait, made in 1995, of the notorious child murderer Myra Hindley, based on a widely reproduced police photograph but made up of children's handprints. The issues went beyond the usual ‘modern art’ controversies about alleged incompetence or affronts to ‘public morality’.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)