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The first biography of this significant and much-loved New Zealand artist. 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. Jill Trevelyan is co-curator of the exhibition Rita Angus: Life and Vision, which is currently open at Te Papa until 7 October 2008, before travelling to other main centres of New Zealand.
Published in conjunction with a major exhibition of her work and the centenary of her birth, Rita Angus: Life and Vision reveals the scale of Angus's achievement. It brings together 165 of her magnificent artworks, many never reproduced before in print. The curators have drawn on public and private collections to showcase an unprecedented range of Angus's art. Iconic paintings like Rutu, Cass and Flight are shown alongside the celebrated self-portraits, luminous watercolours and previously undocumented sketchbooks, studies and drawings. Fourteen writers and critics have produced all-new criticism on every period of the artist's work, revealing what makes Rita Angus so significant- her vision, her virtuosity and above all her commitment

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