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WHITE, A. Lois
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Anna Lois White was a unique voice in New Zealand painting in the 1930s and 1940s. In the 1920s, she studied at Elam School of Fine of Arts in Tāmaki Makaurau. She taught there from 1928. She was influenced diverse artists, from the Old Masters of the European tradition to the Cubists and other modern painters. She once noted, ‘I was very taken with all the figure compositions of Botticelli’. She was a skilled painter of portraits and landscapes but is most celebrated for her symbolically rich paintings influenced by Art Deco.

A more extensive biography is available on Te Ara The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

Aotearoa New Zealand;
Date of birth
02 November 1903
Place of birth
Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa,
Date of death
13 September 1984
Place of death
Blockhouse Bay, Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa,

The Fletcher Trust Collection is one of the largest curated private collections of Aotearoa art. The Trust makes works available online as well as via exhibitions initiated by public art institutions and by the Trust itself.

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Auckland 1142
New Zealand


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