Paula Rego

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Paula Rego

Born
Maria Paula Figueiroa Rego

(1935-01-26)26 January 1935
Lisbon, Portugal
Died8 June 2022(2022-06-08) (aged 87)
London, England
NationalityPortuguese/British
Known forPainting, printmaking
Spouse(s)
Victor Willing
(m. 1959; his death 1988)
Children3; including Victoria and Nick
AwardsDame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Dame Maria Paula Figueiroa Rego DBE GCSE GOSE RA (26 January 1935 – 8 June 2022) was a Portuguese-British visual artist. She was known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Her works were seen as abstract and used pastels. Her works were usually about feminism. She was the first artist-in-residence at the National Gallery in London.[1]

Rego died after a short illness, on 8 June 2022 in London at the age of 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tate. "Paula Rego born 1935". Tate. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. Abdul, Geneva (8 June 2022). "Artist Paula Rego, known for her visceral and unsettling work, dies aged 87". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 June 2022.