British/Portuguese, b. 1935. Portuguese artist, Paula Rego draws inspiration from children’s folktales, literature and accounts of her own life to create politically charged, severely impeding compositions. Heavily influenced by the works of Surrealist Joan Miro, Rego is best known for her series of paintings titled Dog Women where women behave like dogs. Her illustrations are often recognized for being forceful and exude a sense of ambiguity owing to the cruelty depicted in them. Her style gradually transitioned from morose and complex paintings to more realistically rendered paintings and prints with enhanced clarity in the drawing style and depictions of women in strange situations.