Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Rita Angus (1908 - 1970)

"Theo Schoon" c.1941-3


"Mount Maud" 1938


"A Goddess of Mercy" 1945-7


"Fay and Jane Birkshaw" 1938


"Central Otago" 1940


"Portrait of Robert Erwin" 1953


"Fog Hawkes Bay" 1968-9


"Leo Bensemann" 1938


"Majorie Marshall" 1938-9


"Mother and child" 1942


"Portrait of Betty Curnow" 1942


"Mountains, Cass" 1936


"Portrait of Jean Angus" 1937


"Mother and child" 1945


"Joyce Milligan" 1941


"Quentin Angus" 1942-4


"River bed, Waiau"


"Rutu" 1951


"Scrub burning, Northern Hawkes Bay" 1965


"Self Portrait" 1937


"Timmy" 1952

4 comments:

Sophie Munns said...

This artist's work is spectacular. Having spent just a little time in New Zealand they did have a strong sense of the place as I found it.
I have not heard of this artist unfortunately. I'm from Australia and the women painters here working in the same time as Rita Angus have more or less been celebrated years/decades after they should have been.

This was such a treat to find this stormy old evening - thankyou!
S

Joel said...

These are realy stunning works of great power. They are a masterful display of sensitivity toward the emotional intensity of the sitter.

Judyb said...

Robert Erwin was my Mother's cousin and the long time partner of Lawrence Baigent. He was a very good friend of Rita's. I would love to know where this artwork is. I know that he modelled for the "Maori Boy" painting.

curator said...

Hi Judy, thats really interesting. The work is here -

http://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/collection/browse/person/angus-rita-new-zealander-b1908-d1970/