This is a second-hand copy of the book Rita Angus - An Artist's Life by Jill Trevelyan.
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition. Slight Sun fading to cover - see photos.
Publisher: Te Papa Press Year: 2008 ISBN: 9781877385391 Format: Hardback with dustjacket Pages: 420 Condition: Used (Very Good)
Jill Trevelyan won the Non-Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009 for this magnificent biography of one of New Zealand's leading 20th-century artists.
Rita Angus was a pioneer of modern painting during the 1930s and 1940s. More than 100 years after her birth, works such as Rutu (1951), Central Otago (1940), and Portrait of Betty Curnow (19411942) are now national icons.
While Angus is perhaps one of New Zealand's best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before this acclaimed and revelatory book. Jill Trevelyan traces Angus' life, from her childhood in Napier and Palmerston North to her death in Wellington in 1970.
Drawing on a wealth of archives and letters, she brings to life Rita Angus the person: highly articulate and full of zest, intellectually curious and forthright in her attitudes and emotions, powerfully committed to her pacifist and feminist beliefs, and dedicated, above all, to life as an artist.
Rita Angus: An Artist's Life is generously illustrated with more than 150 artworks and private photographs to bring Angus her private struggles and public reputation and her greatest legacy, her art to complex, colourful life.'
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