THE GRAND OLD DUKE OF YORK
Etching and aquatint on Velin Arches paper
52 × 38cm
Edition 49 of 50
Guide Price: £5,000
Paula Rego was born in Lisbon in 1935. She studied at the Slade School of Art, London between 1952–56 and settled permanently in London in 1963. Rego came to prominence in Britain after her first major solo exhibitions at the Air Gallery, London, in 1981 and the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 1988. The Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, a museum located in a district outside Lisbon that was commissioned by the Portuguese government in 2011, permanently houses Rego’s entire collection of over 200 prints, alongside drawings, preparatory works and paintings loaned by the artist. Rego explored themes of power, rebellion, sexuality and gender, grief and poverty. One of the most important figurative artists of her generation, her work ranges from painting, pastel, and prints to sculptural installations. In 2010 she was created a Dame of the British Empire. Rego died in London in 2022.
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