- Lawrence Baigent / Robert Erwin bequest, 2003
- Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus
- 580 x 480 x 30mm
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One of New Zealand’s most talented watercolourists, Rita Angus was introduced to plein-air painting in the late 1920s by her tutor at the Canterbury College School of Art, Cecil Kelly. Kelly encouraged students to paint outdoors to capture and record directly the variety of atmospheric effects and lighting conditions. Angus continued to paint plein-air watercolours throughout her life and this work, painted in 1957, depicts the easel of her close friend and fellow artist, Evelyn Page, set up in Page’s garden at Waikanae.
(Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art, 27 July 2019 – 8 March 2020)