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10 June 2022 - Paula Rego, acclaimed Portuguese-British artist, dies aged 87

Publié par Marion Coste le 10/06/2022

Artist Paula Rego—known for her mythical depictions of modern femininity—has died, aged 87

Tom Seymour (The Art Journal, 08/06/2022)

Paula Rego, one of Britain’s most revered artists and a key member of the London Group movement, has died in London after a short illness. She was 87.

In a statement, her gallery Victoria Miro said: “Paula Rego died peacefully this morning, after a short illness, at home in North London, surrounded by her family. Our heartfelt thoughts are with her children, Nick, Cas and Victoria Willing, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

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‘She could make anything part of a story’ – what Paula Rego chose to paint and why

Adrian Searle (The Guardian, 09/06/2022)

When Paula Rego showed at the Serralves Museum in Porto in 2004, such was her fame in her native Portugal that the museum was kept open all night, and she was frequently accosted on the streets of the city with something like adulation. Fame never really affected her, and while some artists coast through their later careers, Rego continued to surprise and shock right to the end. Her work was both deeply personal and spoke of larger issues.

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Paula Rego, painter, 1935-2022

Jackie Wullschläger (The Financial Times, 08/06/2022)

Paula Rego, who has died aged 87, was the world’s greatest woman artist of the past three decades and, with Lucian Freud, continued to make figurative painting the most exciting, provocative art form in the global, multimedia 21st century.

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Paula Rego, acclaimed Portuguese-British artist, dead at 87

Lianne Kolirin (CNN, 08/06/2022)

Paula Rego, the acclaimed Portuguese-born British artist, has died at age 87.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the Victoria Miro gallery, which exhibits some of Rego's work, wrote: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of the Portuguese-born, British artist Dame Paula Rego at the age of 87.

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