Location
Avenida da República, 300
2750-475 Cascais
[200 meters from Cidadela]
+351 214 826 970
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday
10am to 6pm
Last entrance at 5:40pm
General Public: 5€
Residents: 2.5€

Paula Rego and Victor Willing/

Biography/

1935
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, on the 26th January.


1945-51
Attends St Julian's School, Carcavelos, Portugal.


1952-1956
Attends Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom, where she meets the English student and future artist Victor Willing, whom she marries and by whom she has three children.


1954
Wins the Summer Composition Prize, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom.


1957-1963
Paula Rego and her family live in Ericeira, Portugal.


1962-1963
Receives a bursary from the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal.


1963-1975
The artists and their family divided their time between the United Kingdom and Portugal.


1976
The artist and her family settle permanently in London, United Kingdom.


1983
Paula Rego is Visiting Lecturer in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom.


1988
First major solo exhibition in Britain, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Victor Willing dies of multiple sclerosis, after a long illness.


1990
Paula Rego is appointed the first National Gallery Associate Artist, London, United Kingdom.


1992
Receives an Honorary Master of Art from Winchester School of Art, Hampshire, United Kingdomd.


1999
Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.


2000
Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, United States of America.


2002
Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The London Institute, London, United Kingdom.


2004
Receives the Grã-Cruz da Ordem de Sant'Iago da Espada granted by the President of the Republic, Portugal.


2005
Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Roehampton University, London, United Kingdom.

Royal Mail issues a collection of six stamps using six lithographs from the Jane Eyre (2001-2002) series, United Kingdom.


2009
Opening of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego in Cascais, Portugal, a museum devoted to her work and Victor Willing's, designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura.


2010
Made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contribution to Art by the Queen of the United Kingdom.

Elected Personality of The Year by the Associação de Imprensa Estrangeira em Portugal, Portugal.

Won the Penagos de Dibujo prize, awarded by Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain.


2011
Receives an Honorary Doctorate, proposed by Faculdade de Belas-Artes, from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Paula Rego's Looking Back (1987) is sold for €866,175/£769,250, setting a new record.


2013
Receives Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (Consagration Prize), Museu Amadeo de Souza-Cardozo, Amarante, Portugal.

Elected Honorary Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Paula Rego continues to live and work in London, United Kingdom.


2015
Receives an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.


2016
Receives the Honors Medal of the city of Lisbon, Portugal