Dame Maria Paula Figueiroa 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.
Film and audio
ListenSince 1958 the Curwen Studio has enabled artists to explore the medium of lithography. To coincide with the display in …
TateShotsPaula Rego shows us the fine art of printmaking
ListExplore different approaches to depicting the human figure through the work of five great British artists
Art TermNew spirit painting is a term which refers to the resurgence of expressionist painting around 1980
Art TermNeo-expressionism acted as a major revival of painting in an expressionist manner in the 1980s and it occurred internationally
Tate EtcContemporary reflections on a work in the Tate collection
Sketches, letters, etc.
Paula Rego, recipient: Marie-Louise Von Motesiczky Letter from Paula Rego26 November 1985