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05.13.21

This portrait of a young woman and a cat by Adele Younghusband is painted in the stylised manner of Art Deco. In addition to being a skilled painter, Adele was also a successful portrait photographer, running a studio in Whangārei from 1919. Along with artist George Woolley, she founded the Whangārei Arts and Literary Society in 1921 to develop a public art gallery and collection for the city. This work was gifted to the Whangārei Art Museum collection by the artist's son in 1969. Adele Younghusband, Young Woman and a Cat, 1941, Oil on board.Whangarei Art Museum Collection. ...
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