Story: Lovell-Smith, Colin Stuart and Lovell-Smith, Rata Alice

'Hawkins' by Rata Lovell-Smith

'Hawkins' by Rata Lovell-Smith

Rata Lovell-Smith's 1933 painting 'Hawkins', showing an abandoned railway station on the Canterbury Plains, near Darfield, is one of her best-known works. It is typical of the 1930s Canterbury group of artists, using simple lines and strong colours – mainly ochres and blue-greys.

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by Rata Lovell-Smith

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Julie King. 'Lovell-Smith, Colin Stuart and Lovell-Smith, Rata Alice', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4l13/lovell-smith-colin-stuart (accessed 26 June 2024)