Girl by Swimming Pool

Rego, Paula
Paula Rego was born in Lisbon in 1935. She moved to Britain in 1951 and trained at the Slade School of Art where she met her future husband, painter Victor Willing. Rego first won acclaim in Portugal with her semi-abstract paintings that included strong references to Surrealism. Crossing boundaries between high and popular art, Rego's style is often compared to cartoon illustration. Her paintings draw on popular imagery and private fantasy, giving a sinister edge to storytelling. Paula Rego's works remain open to the viewers' interpretation – as the artist describes it: 'My paintings tell stories, they don't illustrate them. And they aren't narratives. Everything happens in the present – incidents, daydreams, passions and consequences.' Monika McConnell
  • Artwork Details: 76.4 x 56.5cm
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  • Material description: acrylic on paper
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Figurative
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 4068



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