Rita Angus

Head of a Maori boy

Head of a Maori boy by Rita Angus

Artwork Detail

This portrait was painted in Christchurch, when Rita Angus and Leo Bensemann used to regularly sketch young men from the YMCA, around the corner from their Cambridge Terrace studio. The youth's character is immediately conveyed with Angus' acute eye for personality. The painting was specially chosen by her friend Colin McCahon for addition to the collection of this Gallery.

Head of a Maori boy
Rita Angus
Production date
circa 1938
oil on canvas on plywood
422 x 310 x 4 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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