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.
Paula Rego Husband: Who Was Victor Willing?
Victor Willing was the husband of Paula Rego. Her late husband was a British painter, noted for his original nude studies.
He was a friend and colleague of many notable artists, including Elisabeth Frink, Michael Andrews and Francis Bacon.
Victor Arthur James Willing was born on January 15, 1928, in Alexandria, Egypt, and died on June 1, 1988, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom.