Paula Rego (b. 1935, Lisbon) lives and works in London. Rego trained at the Slade School of Fine Art (1952-56). She was appointed artist-in-residence at the National Gallery, London (1990). Her work has been exhibited in many of the major museums worldwide. She was awarded the Grã Cruz da Ordem de Sant'Iago da Espada by the President of Portugal (2004) and a museum dedicated to Rego's work, the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, was opened in Cascais, Portugal (2009). Rego was made a Dame of the British Empire (2010). Her work is held in a number of public collections including the Arts Council, London; Berardo Collection, Lisbon; National Gallery, London; National Portrait Gallery, London; Tate Gallery, Liverpool; and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Last updated: 08.11.2018