Paula Rego

1935 - 2022

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Dame Maria Paula Figueiroa Rego (Portuguese: [ˈpawlɐ ˈʁeɣu]: 26 January 1935 – 8 June 2022) was a Portuguese-British visual artist, widely considered the pre-eminent woman artist of the late 20th and early 21st century, known particularly for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Rego's style evolved from abstract towards representational, and she favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paula Rego has received more than 570,452 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Paula Rego is the 707th most popular painter (up from 717th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Portugal (up from 156th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Portuguese Painter.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.62

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  • 2.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among painters, Paula Rego ranks 707 out of 2,023Before her are Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, Frans Masereel, Amédée Ozenfant, Franz von Bayros, Eugène Carrière, and Moritz von Schwind. After her are Bruno Liljefors, Giovanna Garzoni, Victorine Meurent, Wu Daozi, Raja Ravi Varma, and Pedro Berruguete.

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Among people born in 1935, Paula Rego ranks 110Before her are Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, Mário Coluna, Terry Riley, Robert Silverberg, Michael Walzer, and Nikos Sampson. After her are Ján Popluhár, John Phillips, Luboš Kohoutek, Thomas Keneally, Azzedine Alaïa, and Richard Kuklinski. Among people deceased in 2022, Paula Rego ranks 115Before her are Gal Costa, Jozef Tomko, Hermann Nitsch, Ivan Reitman, Gary Brooker, and Joseph Kittinger. After her are Börje Salming, Paul Sorvino, Josef Abrhám, Henry Silva, Christine McVie, and Dan McCafferty.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Paula Rego ranks 153 out of 633Before her are Filipa Moniz Perestrelo (1455), Cristóvão Ferreira (1580), Beatrice of Silva (1424), Mafalda of Portugal (1197), Isabel of Barcelos (1402), and Américo Lopes (1933). After her are Eduardo Souto de Moura (1952), Álvaro Cunhal (1913), José Mendes Cabeçadas (1883), Gaspar Corte-Real (1450), Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza (1801), and Humberto Delgado (1906).

Among PAINTERS In Portugal

Among painters born in Portugal, Paula Rego ranks 2Before her are Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908). After her are Nuno Gonçalves (1500), Amadeo de Souza Cardoso (1887), Nadir Afonso (1920), José Malhoa (1855), Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro (1857), and Helena Almeida (1934).