Rita Angus - Central Otago
948x790 - Rita Angus (1908-1970) studied at the Canterbury College School of Art from 1927-1933. In the early 1930s she developed a distinctive painting style, characterised by bold colour and clean, clear lines. Best known for her portraiture and landscapes, Angus’ work was strongly shaped by her pacifist and feminist beliefs. Over a period of 40 years she produced a remarkable body of oil paintings and watercolours, helping to shape a modern school of art in New Zealand.