Paula Rego (1935 -)

The Neverland, 1992

SKU: 11121


Etching and aquatint with hand colouring

Height – 29.5cm
Width – 45cm


Private Collection

Throughout her career Paula Rego has been fascinated by stories that define cultures and has used fairy tales to create a unique vision of a world of myth fused with mortality.

The Neverland  is part of a 1992 series in which Rego created 25 etchings for JM Barrie’s Peter Pan (Credit: Paula Rego, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art)

Since the 1960s and her association with the legendary faction of artists known as The London Group (which included Frank Auerbach and David Hockney), Rego has shown an openness to the power of the subconscious to dictate the terms of her image making. Early flirtations with Surrealism and a period spent experimenting with automatic drawing paved the way for a more mature fascination with those stories, both visual and literary, that have etched themselves deeply into the fabric of cultural imagination, from Jane Eyre to Lewis Carroll, Hogarth to Goya, and, more recently, Blake Morrison to Martin McDonagh.

IN 1992 The Channel Tunnel opened, linking London and Paris by rail

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen shows his first collection, partly inspired by The Silence of the Lambs (film). The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum opened in Madrid.

The Turner Prize was won by Grenville Davey


Banksy – First graffiti art (in Bristol)[2]

Damien Hirst – Pharmacy (installation)

James Rosenquist – Time Dust

Jack Vettriano – The Singing Butler

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Paula Rego
1935 -

Dame Maria Paula Figueiroa Rego (born 26 January 1935) is a Portuguese-born visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Her work often reflects feminism, coloured by folk-themes from her native Portugal.

Rego studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and was an exhibiting member of the London Group, along with David Hockney and Frank Auerbach. She was the first artist-in-residence at the National Gallery in London . She lives and works in London.


Paula Rego (1935 -)
The Neverland, 1992