Rita ANGUS / Self-portrait (Wanaka) / 1939 / oil on canvas

Rita Angus never finished this work, which she painted after visiting her friend

Rita Angus (New Zealand) - "Boats, Island Bay", 1961-62

Rudi and Rita

Rita Angus (New Zealand) - "Boats, Island Bay",

Rita Angus

Mangaweka by Robin White, NZ. Oil on canvas Te Papa Tongarewa Collection

Poplar Trees / Rita Angus / 1929-30 / watercolor

Rita Angus painted Poplar trees when she was just The work was her most advanced to that point. In it, Angus shows a keen awareness of modern art, reducing the landscape to simple shapes and colours, bold outlines, and lively patterns.

Rita Angus Mountains Cass 1936. Watercolour. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, presented by Robert Erwin in 1985 in memory of Lawrence Baigent. Reproduced courtesy of the Rita Angus estate

Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, presented by Robert Erwin in 1985 in memory of Lawrence Baigent. Reproduced courtesy of the Rita Angus estate

Rita Angus (NZ 1908-1970), Portrait of Douglas Angus, o/c, 1940. Douglas Angus arrived in Christchurch for a rowing tournament, disappointed to be billeted with his big sister Rita. His attitude changed: “I suddenly saw walking up the platform this most striking person ... it was Rita. I was absolutely amazed ....” A friend watched Rita paint him: “His hair is the most wonderful colour, yellow gold, & Rita has got it perfectly. There is a very great warmth in the whole work.” Pvt. coll.

In Douglas Angus arrived in Christchurch for a rowing tournament. To his disappointment, he was to be billeted with his big sister Rita. His attitude, however, soon changed: ‘I suddenly saw walking up the platform this most striking person,.

"Portrait of Jean Angus" 1937 by Rita Angus (1908 - 1970)

"Portrait of Jean Angus" 1937 by Rita Angus (New Zealand 1908 -

Rita Angus (New Zealand 1908 - 1970), Lawrence Baigent, o/c, 1938-39/1943. Angus and Lawrence had much in common but importantly, both were pacifists. Angus painted this portrait in the late 1930s, adding the elephant in 1943, while looking for new symbols to express her pacifist beliefs. The elephant is one of the motifs from the Ajanta caves of India. Collection Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ.

Lawrence Baigent - Ngā Toi Arts Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

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