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Paula Rego

Behind the Scenes

Paula Rego: Behind the Scenes offers the reader a unique opportunity to observe the studio life and working practice of one of the most important figurative artists working today.

John McEwen


Price: USD$79.95



  • An overview of Paula Rego's (b.1935) work and studio practice  from 1994 to the present day

  • A unique visit to the studio of Paula Rego (b.1935), one of Britain’s most important figurative artists
  • A companion to Phaidon’s existing monograph Paula Rego, this new book examines the artist’s works from 1994 to the present day in a greater depth and features many new and unpublished pictures of the artist at work
  • An exclusive view of Rego’s studio practice, from the earliest ideas and sketches of her regular sitters, to the creation of many wild and wonderful maquettes and models that populate her works, through to the final paintings themselves
  • Illustrated with a wealth of previously unseen personal photographs, preparatory sketches, studio shots and images of work in progress


About the author(s)
John McEwen, art critic for the Sunday Telegraph and writes extensively on 20th century art for a number of journals and publications. As art critic for the Spectator in the early 1980s he was among the most enthusiastic champions of Paula Rego’s first solo exhibitions in England. His books include Glenkiln and John Bellany. He lives in London.


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