Art and Culture  Obituaries 

Paula Rego, 1935-2022

Seizure awareness

Art and Culture  Obituaries 

Paula Rego, 1935-2022

Seizure awareness

Antonio Lucas 
01/08/2022


Las criadas, 1987

Paula Rego used to say that when she was painting, she was not trying to forget, but to remember. The desire for memory defined her oeuvre. The Portuguese artist, born in Lisbon in 1935, died on 8 June 2022 in London, retired for years and quite distanced from the world’s vicissitudes. Time took it upon itself to work in her favor two decades ago, after as many years devoted to art, and the final stretch of her life anointed her as one of Europe’s major artists of the second half of the 20th and the start of the 21st century...[+]


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