Marília Viegas was born in Faro. Had a Degree in Paiting from Fine Arts High School of Lisbon. Was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. As a student has received grants from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and subsequently, from 1973 to 1999, made her plastic research connected at the ateliers of Diferença (specillized Printmaking Gallery - Lisbon). Apart from teaching staff, Marília Viegas participated in more than one hundred group exhibitions at Portugal and abroad. Held about 36 solo exhibitions. She won several national and international awards, with a dozen pictures edited. She is represented in several museums, public institutions and private collections. Member of the National Academy of Fine Arts.