Rita Angus (1908-70) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born at Hastings, New Zealand in 1908, Rita Angus (Cook) studied at the Canterbury School of Art, Christchurch.

She has been hailed, along with Toss Woollaston and Colin McCahon, as helping to establish new traditions in New Zealand painting during the 1930s and 1940s.

Angus won a travelling fellowship to England in 1958. She died in 1970. Her work is represented in the National Art Gallery in Wellington, regional galleries and in private collections in New Zealand and overseas.

Rita Cook is the maiden name of Rita Angus. She used Cook in her works between 1930-1934 and these works are listed under the last name of Cook. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Tree Cutting, Hawke's Bay
Highest Price:
Tree Cutting, Hawke's Bay
Oil on board, 59.6 x 59.6 cm
The Tim & Sherrah Francis Collection, Day 1, Art+Object, Auckland.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings2828A$290,456 N/A
Works on Paper7059A$60,780 N/A
Prints & Graphics42A$4,670 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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