Rita Angus: An Artist's Life

Author(s): Jill Trevelyan

NZ Art & Artists | Secondhand

The first biography of Rita Angus. Drawing on a wealth of newly available letters and archival material,  it offers a intimate and compelling view into the life of oner of New Zealand's best loved artists.


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Winner of Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2009 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Biography Category 2009 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Montana Medal for Non-Fiction 2009.

Jill Trevelyan is a Wellington art historian and curator who has worked at the Museum of New Zealand and the National Library Gallery. She is the editor of Toss Woollaston: A Life in Letters (Te Papa Press, 2004) and the co-author of Rita Angus: Live to Paint & Paint to Live (Random House, 2001). She is co-curator of the forthcoming exhibition Rita Angus: Life and Vision. William McAloon was Curator, Historical New Zealand Art at Te Papa. A writer, curator, and critic, he was previously Curator of Contemporary New Zealand Art at Auckland Art Gallery and wrote for numerous publications, including Art New Zealand, the New Zealand Listener and Art Asia Pacific. His books include Rita Angus: Life & Vision (Te Papa Press, 2008) Victoria's art - a university collection (2005), Gordon Walters: prints and design (2004), and Home and away: Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection (1999).

General Fields

  • : 9781877385391
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : March 2008
  • : 230mm X 170mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jill Trevelyan
  • : Hardback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : English
  • : 759.93
  • : very good
  • : 450
  • : Biography & autobiography; Individual artists; Painting & paintings
  • : 150 half-tones and colour reproductions