Katherine Airini VANE

1891—1965

The only daughter of Captain Gilbert Mair, Kitty Vane came to England from New Zealand to study painting in London, and with Lamorna BIRCH in Cornwall before the outbreak of WWI, remaining until the 1930s. During that stay she exhibited at NAG in December of 1926.

She travelled widely, returning many times to New Zealand before settling at Matapouri, near Whangarei, becoming best known for landscape paintings. She specialised in South Island mountain and snow scenes, elements of which can be seen in her films. Signed : Hon Mrs Katherine Airini Vane