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.
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,.