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Quentin Angus 1942-44
oil on canvas, 505 x 401 mm
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, on loan from the Rita Angus Estate
Rita Angus had a special bond with her brother Quentin, who was seventeen years younger than her. Quentin was born with cerebral palsy and did not walk until he was nine.
Rita took a keen interest in Quentin’s education, encouraging her parents to send him to boarding school to help him gain his independence. He later became a successful lawyer who played a vital role in furthering opportunities for people with disabilities.
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