Portuguese Paula Rego is considered one of the 25 most influential Women in the World in 2021 by the “Financial Times”. (Updated)

    (We have to announce that the painter Paula Rego, one of the most acclaimed and awarded Portuguese artists at national and international level, died this Wednesday morning, June 8, 2022 in London. According to gallery owner Rui Brito, the artist “died peacefully at home, with her children”.)

    Paula Rego was considered one of the 25 most influential women of the year by the British newspaper “Financial Times” thus standing out alongside names such as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nansy Pelosi, Chair and CEO, General Motors, Mary Barra, data scientist and Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, Scarlett Johansson
    Actress and filmmaker Chloé Zhao.
    The Portuguese artist is “the most significant painter of our times”, from this list that was released on December 2nd, and also highlights the exhibition that was on display at the Tate Britain Museum, in London, between July and October this year, with 100 works on display.

    Described as “the seal of her reputation”, the newspaper highlights the painter’s exhibition, which was at Tate Britain between July and October this year, with 100 works on display. “Revenge is a strong word, but the images of this artist accumulate an often-unsettling power”, describes the art editor of that publication, Jan Dalley.

    “Fighting a deeply conventional and religious home in Portugal, and later during her mid-career against a male-dominated art world in London, Rego asserted herself as probably the most significant painter of our times. His intense and forceful images – sexually black, deeply sinister, full of drama, violence and symbolism, drawings of fantasies and myths while also celebrating the beautiful richness of life – are inspired by his childhood in Portugal as well as his later life”, can be read in the “Financial Times”.

    The 25 Most Influential Women of 2021 for the “Financial Times”


    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
    Director-General of the World Trade Organization

    Lina Khan
    President of the Federal Trade Commission

    Mary Barra
    President and CEO of General Motors

    Gita Gopinath
    hief Economist of the International Monetary Fund

    Luiza Trajano
    Businesswoman and philanthropist

    Nancy Pelosi
    President of the United States House of Representatives

    Mariam Al-Mahdi
    Sudan policy

    Kate Bingham
    Former chairman of UK Vaccine Taskforce

    Cathie Wood
    Founder and CEO of Ark Investment Management

    Rosalind Brewer
    Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO

    Tsai Ing-Wen
    Taiwan president


    Frances Haugen
    Data scientist and whistleblower

    Naomi Osaka

    Elisa Loncón Antileo
    President of the Chilean Constitutional Convention

    Agnes Chow
    democratic activist

    Liz Cheney
    Member of the US House of Representatives

    Vanessa Nakate
    Ugandan environmental activist

    Sotooda Forotan
    Student and activist

    Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
    Leader of the Coordinating Council for the Transfer of Power of Belarus


    Chloe Zhao

    Sally rooney

    Shonda Rhimes
    Television producer, screenwriter and writer

    Scarlett johansson

    Paula Rego

    Gabriela Hearst
    Creative director of the Chloé brand


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