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
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Paula Rego and Victor Willing/

Biography/

1928
Born on 15 January in Alexandria, Egypt.

1932
Moves to England with his parents.

1940-1945
Attends the Royal Grammar School, Guilford, England.

1946
Enrols at the Guilford School of Art, Guilford, England.

1946-1948
Does his military service as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, based in Northern Ireland and in England.

1949
Enrols at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, England, to study sculpture.
His teacher is William Coldstream and among his fellow art students are Craigie Aitchinson, Michael Andrews, Keith Sutton and Euan Uglow.

1951
Marries Hazel Whittington.

1953
Meets Paula Rego, who is later to become his wife, during the last year of his course at Slade School of Fine Art.

1955
Holds an art exhibition at the Hanover Gallery, London, which is a resounding critical success.

1957-1962
Victor Willing and Paula Rego live in Ericeira, Portugal, with their family.

1959
Marries Paula Rego after his divorce from his first wife comes through.

1962-76
The artists and their family divide their time between London and Portugal.
After the death of his father-in-law, he takes over running the family business.

1966
After the death of his father-in-law, he returns to Portugal to live and takes over running the family business.

1976
The artists and their family settle permanently in London, where he returns to his true métier as a painter

1980
Receives a Thorne Scholarship.

1982
Artist in Residence at Corpus Christi College and at Kettle's Yard art gallery, Cambridge.

1987
Holds his last exhibition at the Karsten Schubert Gallery, London.

1988
Dies on 1st June of multiple sclerosis, after a long illness in London.