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Abstract painter Rose Wylie to receive OBE at Buckingham Palace

Rose Wylie with Grayson Perry Photo:

Artist Rose Wylie will receive an OBE for her services to art at Buckingham Palace.

Wylie, who is best known for her abstract paintings on unprimed canvas, was named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Not finding fame until her early 70s, the 85-year-old artist has since exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC and the Tate Britain.

The honour comes after years of critical acclaim.

In 2014, she won the John Moores Painting Prize and in 2015 the Charles Wollaston Award for most distinguished work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Thomas Ades will collect his OBE at Buckingham Palace Credit: Yui Mok/PA

The artist will be joined at Buckingham Palace by British composer Thomas Ades, who will receive an OBE for his services to music.

Mr Ades is an accomplished composer, pianist and conductor, having studied at the Guildhall School of Music.

The musician made his Royal Opera debut in 2004, conducting the world premiere of his second opera, The Tempest.

In October 2015, Mr Ades was elected on to the board of directors of the European Academy of Music Theatre.

He regularly conducts for orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Concertgebouw.

Sir Robert Wainwright will collect his knighthood for his services to policing and security.

Mr Wainwright was director of Europol between 2009 and 2018.

Professor Dame Susan Hill, chief scientific officer of NHS England, will receive her damehood for services to the 100,000 Genome Project and to NHS Genomic Medicine.

The service will be conducted by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.