Born in London, studied at Chelsea School of Art in the late 1930’s and Camberwell College of Art after the war. She had a strong connection with the Suffolk coast throughout her life. A highly influential painter and teacher to the post-war generation.
In 1951, Clough participated in the exhibition 60 Paintings for ’51, organised by the Arts Council to coincide with the 1951 Festival of Britain.
She exhibited regularly throughout her career, in 1999 she won the prestigious Jerwood painting prize. Tate Britain held a major exhibition of her work and archive in 2007. Her work is held in many public art collections.
Spalding, Frances (2012), Prunella Clough regions unmapped, Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, London