Theo Schoon

Rita Angus

Rita Angus by Theo Schoon

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Theo Schoon and Rita Angus were introduced by Dr Roger Duff, Director of the Canterbury Museum. They became close friends, painting portraits of each other and sharing a great sympathy for the other’s art. What is remarkable about this photograph is that it captures both a gesture and posture that was very characteristic of Angus.

Schoon believed that the best photographs were taken in natural light. Here, the late afternoon light of early summer reinforces Angus’ reflective state.

(Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Title
Rita Angus
Artist/creator
Production date
1946
Medium
black and white photograph
Dimensions
248 x 193 mm
Inscription
(verso - pencil) Rita Angus 1946-47 Photograph by Theo Schoon (u.l. u.c.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1982
Accession no
1982/5
Other ID
1982/5/A
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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