Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist Rita Angus: He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa
Selected works from Te Papa
Ngā kōwhiringa mahi nō Te Papa
Rita Angus created a distinctive vision of a new, modern New Zealand and is one of New Zealand’s most iconic artists. This exhibition brings together a rich collection of 20 of her oil paintings.
Over the course of her life, she produced a remarkable body of paintings. A committed feminist and a pacifist, Angus’s work was deeply entwined with her view of the world. In her portraits and landscape paintings, she created a unique image of 20th-century Aotearoa.
This exhibition brings together 20 of Rita Angus’s oil paintings, from both Te Papa’s own collection and from the Rita Angus Estate Collection, which has been on loan to Te Papa since 1972.
Immersive stories: Rita Angus paintings on Google Arts and Culture
Immerse yourself in ten stories about Rita Angus and some of her paintings from our collection on Google Arts and Culture. Learn about her life and thoughts while she was painting in locations around Aotearoa New Zealand.