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Paula Rego

Associate Artist 1989-90

Born in Portugal in 1935, Paula Rego came to England to study at the Slade School of Art in 1952.

Paula Rego

Paula Rego in her studio

Paula Rego's work

Paula Rego, 'Crivelli’s Garden (The Visitation)', 1990

Her large-scale figurative pictures offer complex narratives that are loaded with psychological tensions and dramas, exploring a whole range of emotions that lie just below the surface of things.