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Paula Rego


In the 2017 BBC Film about her life and work Paula confesses to having suffered from depression all her life. In 2007, while enduring a particularly dark and prolonged attack she tried to ‘draw her way out’ and produced these eleven pictures which she promptly locked away because she was ashamed of being so depressed.

“That’s how I was feeling. You’re kind of stuck and you hold on to things that make you more stuck. Like holding this rubber thing. You hold on to the wrong things thinking they’d help, but on the contrary, you don’t know good from bad.” PAULA REGO


13 March –1 April 2017

Paula Rego Depression Series

Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BY + 44 (0)20 7629 5161 | mfa@marlboroughfineart.com www.marlboroughlondon.com


List of works

One, 2007 pastel on paper 68.5 x 101 cm

Seven, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 68.5 cm

Two, 2007 pastel on paper 68.5 x 101 cm

Eight, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 68.5 cm

Three, 2007 pastel on paper 107 x 78 cm

Nine, 2007 pastel on paper 68.5 x 101.5 cm

Four, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 68.5 cm

Ten, 2007 pastel on paper 64.5 x 80 cm

Five, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 68.5 cm

Eleven, 2007 pastel on paper 100.5 x 68 cm

Six, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 67 cm

Mermaid, 2007 pastel on paper 104 x 78.7 cm


Two, 2007 pastel on paper 68.5 x 101 cm


Three, 2007 pastel on paper 107 x 78 cm


Four, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 68.5 cm


Five, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 68.5 cm


Six, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 67 cm


Seven, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 68.5 cm


Eight, 2007 pastel on paper 101.5 x 68.5 cm


Nine, 2007 pastel on paper 68.5 x 101.5 cm


Ten, 2007 pastel on paper 64.5 x 80 cm


Eleven, 2007 pastel on paper 100.5 x 68 cm


Mermaid, 2007 pastel on paper 104 x 78.7 cm


Biography

Born in Lisbon

2005

1974

Educated in St. Julian’s School, Carcavelos

Commissioned by the Royal Mail to produce a set of Jane Eyre Stamps

Galeria da Emenda, Lisbon

Studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, London

Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Oxford University, June

1957–63

Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Roehampton University, July

Lived in Ericeira, Portugal with her husband, the painter Victor Willing Lived in London and Portugal 1983 Visiting Lecturer in Painting, Slade School of Art Appointed first National Gallery Associate Artist 1992

2008 Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint Sir David Hare 2009 Opening of the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal, designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura

1975 Módulo Centro Difusor da Arte, Lisbon 1977 Módulo Centro Difusor da Arte, Oporto 1978 Galeria III, Lisbon 1981 AIR Gallery, London 1982

Honorary Master of Art, Winchester School of Art, 12 June

2010

Galeria III, Lisbon,

1999

Created a Dame of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Winner of the Mapfre Foundation Drawing Prize, Madrid

1983

Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 24 June Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 8 July

2013 Honorary Fellow, Murray Edwards College, New Hall, Cambridge Lives and works in London

2000 Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 3 June 2002

Edward Totah Gallery, London Arnolfini, Bristol, Galerie Espace, Amsterdam 1984 South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Midland Group, Nottingham Edward Totah Gallery, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1985

1965

Edward Totah Gallery, London

SNBA, Lisbon

The Art Place, New York

1986

Honorary Doctorate of Letters, The London Institute, 23 May

1971 Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon

Teira Exposiçao de Artes Plásticas, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

2004

1972

1987

Grã Cruz da Ordem de Sant’Iago da Espada presented by the President of Portugal

Galeria Alvarez, Oporto

Selected work 1981–1986, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and UK tour Edward Totah Gallery, London


1988

1994

1999

Retrospective Exhibition, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Casa de Serralves, Oporto; the Serpentine Gallery, London

Paula Rego, Dog Women, Marlborough Fine Art, London

Paula Rego — The Children’s Crusade — A Suite of 12 Etchings, Marlborough Graphics, London, 26 January–27 February

1989

1995

Paula Rego Nursery Rhymes, Marlborough Graphics Gallery, London

Nursery Rhymes, Ty Llen, Cardiff Literature Festival (May–July)

Galeria III, ARCO, Madrid Galeria III, Lisbon 1990 Nursery Rhymes, Galeria III, Lisbon Nursery Rhymes, Galeria Zen, Oporto 1990–91 Nursery Rhymes, British Council Travelling Exhibition in Europe Nursery Rhymes, South Bank Centre, British Council, and Marlborough Graphics travelling exhibition in the UK, including: Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset; Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire; Hove Museum and Art Gallery; Vicarage Gallery, North Shields, Graphics Studio, Dublin. 1991–92 Tales from the National Gallery, Travelling Exhibition: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery; Middlesborough Art Gallery; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Cooper Art Gallery, Barnsley; the National Gallery, London; The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon 1992–93 Paula Rego Peter Pan & Other Stories, Marlborough Fine Art, London Paula Rego Peter Pan, A Suite of 15 Etchings and Aquatints, Marlborough Graphics, London 1993 Nursery Rhymes, Cheltenham Literary Festival

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada

Nursery Rhymes and Peter Pan, Annandale Galleries, Sydney Australia; Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne Keel University 1996 Nursery Rhymes, University Gallery, University of Northumbria at Newcastle 1997 Paula Rego Retrospective Exhibition, Tate Gallery Liverpool, 8 February–13 April. Travelling to Fundação das Descobertas, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, 15 May– 17 August, Lisbon Nursery Rhymes, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus, 7–12 October. Travelling to Town Hall, Larnaca, Cyprus, 26–29 November. Ainscough Gallery, 6 February– Mid March. Nodrum 1998 Paula Rego: Pendle Witches and Peter Pan, Midland Art Centre, 25 April–21 May Paula Rego — The Sins of Father Amaro, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 17 June–19 July Paula Rego — Pra Lá et Pra Cá, Galerie III, Lisbon Paula Rego — Pendle Witches, Harris Museum, 24 January–15 March Pendle Witches, Marlborough Galeria Madrid, 25 September–18 October

Paula Rego — Recent Work, Marlborough Galeria SA, Madrid, 13 February–27 March Paula Rego O Crime do Padre Amaro, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian , Lisbon, 18 May–29 August Open Secrets — Drawings and Etchings by Paula Rego, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA, 18 September–23 October; Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, 16 November–20 December, curated by Memory Holloway; text by Memory Holloway and Ruth Rosengarten Children’s Crusade, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, 28 November–24 December Nursery Rhymes, White Gallery, Brighton, 21 November 1999– 21 Jan 2000 2000 Children’s Crusade, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, 28 Nov– 24 December Paula Rego, Pendle Witches, Children’s Crusade and Drawings, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 10 February–12 March 2001–02 Paula Rego, Celestina’s House, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 11 June –7 October; travelling to the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 18 April–14 July 2002 Paula Rego — Pendle Witches, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Linden Mill, Hebden Bridge, N. Yorkshire, 18 June –20 July Jane Eyre and Other Stories, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 15 October–22 November


Paula Rego, Corner 2004, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 27 December–18 January 2004

P aula Rego Retrospective de l’oeuvre graphique, Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Nimes 19 June– 21 September

2004

2009

Paula Rego, Fábulas Reales, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Gas Natural Fenosa, La Coruña, Spain, 10 April–28 September

Paula Rego Retrospective Exhibition, Serralves Museum, Oporto, 15 October 2004–23 January 2005

Paula Rego, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal, 18 September–18 March 2010 – Opening Exhibition

2015

2003–04

Paula Rego in Focus, Tate Britain, 27 October 2004–2 January 2005 2005–06 Paula Rego Printmaker, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 5 August–24 September; Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12 November–22 January 2006; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 4 February–7 May; University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 19 May–30 June; Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Royal College of Art, London 9–15 October 2006 Paula Rego, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 11 October–18 November 2007 Paula Rego Graven Images, Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 23 June– 7 October 2007 Paula Rego O Vinho, A Series of Eight Lithographs, Marlborough Fine Art, 6 September–6 October, and at Galeria Marlborough, Madrid 2007–08 Paula Rego Retrospective exhibition, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 25 September –30 December; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, 1 February–25 May 2008. Exhibition curated by Marco Livingstone 2008 Paula Rego Human Cargo, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, 17 April–17 May

2010 Thresholds: works from the British Council collection chosen by Paula Rego, Whitechapel Gallery, London, February–March Paula Rego Oratorio, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 7 July–20 August 2010–11 Paula Rego Retrospective exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico, September 2010–March 2011; travelling to the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 19 March–5 June 2011 2011 My Choice — Selected works by Paula Rego at the British Council Collection, Casa das Historias Paula Rego, 10 February–12 June 2011 Paula Rego Oratorio, Casa das Historias Paula Rego, Cascais, 7 July–31 December 2012 Paula Rego Retrospective, The Gulbenkian Museum, Paris, 26 January–30 March Paula Rego: Balzac and other Stories, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 29 May–30 June 2013 Paula Rego Dame with the goat’s foot and other stories, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 25 January–1 March

2014

Paula Rego The Last King of Portugal and Other Stories, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 1–25 October

Paula Rego Cousin Bazilio and Other Stories, Marlborough Madrid, 20 October–21 November Paula Rego The Poacher, Casa das Historias Paula Rego, 17 December–24 April 2016 Paula Rego Old Meets New, Casa das Historias Paula Rego, 25 May–30 October Dancing Ostriches, Marlborough Fine Art, London 2017 Secrets and Stories, Casa Das Historias, Cascais Selected Recent Group Exhibitions 2000–01 British Art Show 5, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre Travelling exhibition: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 7 April–4 June; Southampton City Art Gallery, 23 June–20 August; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 8 September–5 November; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 24 November 2000–4 February 2001 2002 The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, March Paula Rego – Jane Eyre; Marlborough Gallery Inc., New York, 8 January–2 February


Heavenly Creatures — Paula Rego and Ron Mueck, The British School at Rome, 6 October – 15 November 2003 Paula Rego — Pendle Witches, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, N. Yorkshire, 18 June–20 July 2005 The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Pastel Society, Pall Mall, 2–13 March Only Make Believe, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, 23 March–5 June Guys’n’Dolls. Art, Science, Fashion and Relationships, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 23 April–12 June 2006

2010

2014–15

Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin & Paula Rego: At the Foundling, The Foundling Museum, London 27 January–9 May

Paula Rego/Honoré Daumier: Scandal, Gossip and Other Stories, House of Illustration, London.

2011

2015

My Choice — Selected works by Paula Rego at the British Council Collection, Casa das Historias Paula Rego, 10 February–12 June

Gorputz eta arima en cuerpo y alma, Mujeres artistas de los siglos 20 y 21, Women Artists of the 20 & 21st Centuries, Kubo Kutxa Foundation, San Sebastian, Spain, 19 June– 27 September

Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contemporary, Margate, 17 September 2011–8 January 2012 2012 Paula Rego and Adriana Molder — A Dama Pé-de-Cabra, Casa das Historias Paula Rego, Cascais, 7 July–28 October

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London, March travelling to the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, April–May

2013

Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 4 April–1 July, catalogue with introduction by Deanna Petherbridge

A Opera Segundo Paula Rego, Casa das Historias, Cascais, 17 May–29 September

2008 Darger-ism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger, American Folk Art Museum, New York, 15 April–21 September 2009 Enchanted Worlds — Art and Fairy Stories & Mermaid Tales, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, 13 June–6 September The Artist’s Studio, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, 26 September–13 December 2009. Exhibition curated by Giles Waterfield Decadence, the Rake’s Progress, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden, 30 October 2009–February 2010 to include Rego’s Hogarth Marriage a la Mode from the Tate Britain’s collection, the After Hogarth etchings and O Vinho series of lithographs

Ahmed Alsoudani, Philip Guston and Paula Rego, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, February

Paula Rego Honoré Daumier, Scandal Gossip and other Stories, Casa das Historias, Paula Rego, 7 November 2013–20 April 2014 2014 1961: Ordem e Caos (Order and Chaos), Paula Rego, Victor Willing, Eduardo Batarda and Bartolomeu dos Santos, Casa das Historias Paula Rego, Cascais, 22 May–26 October Meeting Point, Rembrandt, Paula Rego, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, 27 June–21 September Five Painters from Portuguese Modernity (1911-1965), Amadeo de Souza-Cardosa, Almada Negreiros, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Joaquin Rodrigo & Paula Rego, La Pedrera, Fundaçao Caixa de Catalan, Barcelona, 17 February–16 May. Travelled to the Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 June–12 September. Catalogue introductions by Pedro Lapa and Jaume Vidal Oliveras.

She Came To Stay, Rook and Raven Gallery, London 2016 A Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 27 July–27 August Public Collections Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Arts Council, London Berardo Collection, Sintra Museum of Modern Art, Portugal British Council, London British Government Collection, on loan to the British Embassy, Lisbon British Museum, London Bristol City Art Gallery Chapel of the Palacio de Belém, Lisbon Frissiras Museum, Athens Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York National Gallery, London National Portrait Gallery, London New Hall, Cambridge Portuguese Embassy, London Rugby Museum and Art Gallery Saatchi Gallery, London Tate Gallery, London Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Yale Center for British Art


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Photography: Luke Andrew Walker | Design: Stocks Taylor Benson | Print: Impress Print Services ISBN 978-1-909707-37-5 | Catalogue No. 664 | Š 2017 Marlborough


Paula Rego: Depression  

Online catalogue displaying works from Paula Rego's 2017 'Depression' exhibition, showing at Marlborough Graphics, London.

Paula Rego: Depression  

Online catalogue displaying works from Paula Rego's 2017 'Depression' exhibition, showing at Marlborough Graphics, London.