Dame Paula Rego (born 26 January 1935), is a Portuguese-born visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Her work often reflects feminism, coloured by folk-themes from her native Portugal.
Rego studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and was an exhibiting member of the London Group, along with David Hockney and Frank Auerbach. She was the first artist-in-residence at the National Gallery in London. She lives and works in London.
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This is a video recording from Tate Britain conference Reflections on the Art School and is with Alice Strickland (Independent ...
Paula Rego shows us the fine art of printmaking
20th Birthday Artist Talk: Series, Sequences and Stories : Paula Rego and Lewis Biggs in conversation
Paula Rego joins Lewis Biggs in an illustrated discussion on the experience of exhibiting at Tate Liverpool, the impact the ...
Paula Rego discussed her career with Fiona Bradley.
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