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University of Cambridge
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    Dame Paula Rego

    Murray Edwards College
    Huntingdon Road
    Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Artist

    Honorary fellow

    Dame Paula Rego is a Portuguese-born visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Her work often reflects feminism, coloured by folk-themes from her native Portugal.

    Rego studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and was an exhibiting member of the London Group, along with David Hockney and Frank Auerbach.