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This is a rare opportunity for you to own a beautiful oil painting on canvas by New Zealand famous Artist Rata Lovell Smith(1894 - 1969). This is an 100% ORIGINAL and excellent condition.

Artist File: Rata Lovell-Smith (née Bird, 1894 - 1969) was a New Zealand artist from Christchurch.

Lovell-Smith trained at the Christchurch College School of Arts and then taught there from 1924-45.

Lovell-Smith can be understood as part of a movement of New Zealand artists in the 1930s, including Olivia Spencer-Bower, Rita Angus, and Alfred Cook, whom art writers A.R.D Fiarburn, James Shelley and '"Conrad" recognised as providing a "new manner" of painting better representing New Zealand and its light. This included the removal of romantic or golden mist and soft warm colour, and a move towards clear hard light, and displaying sheer, sharp, more linear forms.

In 1939, Lovell-Smith was awarded the Bledisloe Medal for Landscapes for her Punga by the Auckland Society of Art.

Subject: Headwaters of The Waimakariri

Frame Size: 92 X 12 (CM)
Painting size: 71 X 91 (CM)
Artist: Rara Lovell Smith
Date and Signed: 1942

This painting will be picked up from Murray's Bay. Please feel free to ask me any questions.

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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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