Thursday, June 19, 2008
LARGE BAS RELIEF, SIGNED FLORENCE AKINS1925
LARGE BAS RELIEF, SIGNED FLORENCE AKINS 1925 Canterbury School of Art
34 by 29 inches
Florence Akins, was the first student to be awarded the Dip.FA, is appointed to staff and became one of the school's longest serving staff members (1936–69). In 2006 she celebrated her 100th birthday
In her book The Arts & Crafts Movement in New Zealand, 1870-1940 Ann Calhoun interviews Florence Atkins, lecturer at the School of Art from 1927 to 1968.
She is represented in many collections including TePapa, Christchurch Art Gallery,