Evelyn Page

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1899, d.1988

Governor's Bay

With its use of strong colour, flattened forms and elevated perspective, this painting of Ōhinetahi / Governors Bay by Evelyn Page signals the emergence for this leading Christchurch-born artist of a modern approach to landscape painting. It also connects to her story, as a location with which she had a strong relationship. This work was painted before Page left for Europe in 1936. She returned two years later with Lyttelton-born musician Frederick Page, and they were married in peaceful Ōhinetahi, where they lived for the next eight years.

(Te Wheke, 2020)