Dame Maria Paula Figueiroa Rego DBE GCSE GOSE RA was a Portuguese-British visual artist known particularly for her paintings and prints based on storybooks.
Born on January 26, 1935, in Lisbon, Portugal, Rego’s style evolved from abstract towards representational, and 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 lived and worked in London.
Dame Paula Children: Victoria Willing, Caroline Willing, Nick Willing
Victoria Willing, Caroline Willing, and Nick Willing are the children of Dame Paula. Below are details of them.
Dame Paula’s son Nick Willing is a British director, producer, and writer of films and television series.
He was born in 1961, in London, United Kingdom.
Victoria Willing is an actress known for The Inbetweeners (2011), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) and Born Romantic (2000).
She was born in 1960, in London, United Kingdom.
Caroline Willing is the daughter of Dame Paula. A little is known about her.