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Head of a Maori Boy
Head of a Maori Boy 1951
watercolour, 245 x 165 mm
The Clark Collection
In the 1950s, Rita Angus made several watercolours that, she said, ‘followed’ the goddess paintings. Like the goddess images, there are two portraits of children reflect Angus’s ideal of a peaceful, multicultural future.
This young Māori boy is depicted with a glowing aura and there is a luminous quality to the Indian girl. This work once belonged to Angus’s friend Douglas Lilburn, who purchased many of her paintings.
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