Rita Angus: An Artist's Life

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Independent Publishing Group, 2008 - Art - 420 pages
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Rita Angus (1908-70) was one of New Zealand’s most loved and respected artists. Landscapes and portraits such as Cass, Central Otago, and Rutu have become national icons. But until now, Angus’s life has remained a mystery. In this fascinating book, Jill Trevelyan (editor of Toss Woollaston: A Life in Letters) paints a vivid picture of Rita Angus the person - curious and forthright, staunchly pacifist and feminist, and wholly dedicated to her art. Stunning artworks, personal photographs, and insightful letters help bring Angus’s colourful and complex story to life.

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Jill Trevelyan is a Wellington art historian and curator who has worked at the Museum of New Zealand and the National Library Gallery. She is the editor of Toss Woollaston: A Life in Letters (Te Papa Press, 2004) and the co-author of Rita Angus: Live to Paint & Paint to Live (Random House, 2001). She is co-curator of the forthcoming exhibition Rita Angus: Life and Vision. William McAloon was Curator, Historical New Zealand Art at Te Papa. A writer, curator, and critic, he was previously Curator of Contemporary New Zealand Art at Auckland Art Gallery and wrote for numerous publications, including Art New Zealand, the New Zealand Listener and Art Asia Pacific. His books include Rita Angus: Life & Vision (Te Papa Press, 2008) Victoria's art ? a university collection (2005), Gordon Walters: prints and design (2004), and Home and away: Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection (1999).

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