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Paula Rego, one of the most famous Portuguese painters of all time, has died

Painter Paula Rego, one of the most acclaimed and awarded Portuguese artists internationally, died this morning in London, aged 87, a source close to the family told Lusa.

According to gallery owner Rui Brito, the artist “died peacefully at home, with her children”.

Paula Rego studied in the 1960s at the Slade School of Art, in London, where she settled permanently from the 1970s onwards, but with regular visits to Portugal, where, in 2009, a museum was opened that houses part of her work, the Casa das Histórias, in Cascais.

Born on January 26, 1935, in Lisbon, she was awarded, among others, the Turner Prize in 1989, and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Grand Prix in 2013, in addition to having been distinguished with the Grand Cross of the Military Order of Santiago da Espada in 2004. In 2010, he received from Queen Isabel II the Order of the British Empire with the degree of Officer, for his contribution to the arts.

In 2019, he received the Medal of Cultural Merit from the Government of Portugal.

Source: With Agencies

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