Story: Higgs, Avis Winifred

Avis Higgs, artist

Avis Higgs seated at a painting table, poised with a paintbrush over an artwork. There are other artworks, equipment, frames and mounts in the background.

Avis Higgs gave up textile design on her return to New Zealand to focus on painting. By 1973, when this photograph was taken, she was a regular exhibitor in Wellington and in other New Zealand towns. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP-1973-3706-1-F

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How to cite this page:

Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins. 'Higgs, Avis Winifred', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)