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Rita Angus’s ‘Cass’

Rita Angus’s ‘Cass’

Rita Angus’s 1936 painting ‘Cass’ is one of New Zealand’s best-loved works of art. Many of the 1,350 stations that once dotted New Zealand’s rail network were just small weatherboard sheds like this one. Painters Grahame Sydney and Robin White, and photographer Robin Morrison, have also produced iconic artworks featuring railway stations.

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Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Oil on canvas on board by Rita Angus, 1936

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Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Stations and refreshment rooms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016