Friday, October 26, 2012

In Her Studio

Paula Rego "The Artist in Her Studio" 1993 Leeds Art Gallery
The painter and printmaker Paula Rego was born in Portugal but attended the Slade School of Art in England from 1952-1956. Rego met her future husband at the Slade, British painter Victor Willing. The couple divided their time between England and Portugal until about 1975 when they moved more permanently to England. Rego's meteoric career effectively began in 1962 when she began showing with The London Group, a long established artists' organization whose membership included such luminaries as Vanessa Bell, Stanley Spencer, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and David Hockney. 

Rego has received so many honors and awards that it would be tedious to list them here, but most recently she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2010 and in the same year won the MAPFRE Foundation Drawing Prize in Madrid. Earlier in 2012 she had a retrospective exhibition of her work at the new Gulbenkian Museum in Paris.
Rego is represented by Marlborough Fine Art, London.


Anonymous said...

This is a great image, one of the best of the bunch, I think. A direct link to Goya, but retaining a strong, individual voice.
Jeff Thomsen

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