|Born||Elise Constance Mourant|
29 October 1921
Wellington, New Zealand
|Died||29 April 1990 (aged 68)|
Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand
|Education||Wellington Technical College, National College of Art and Design (Dublin), Slade School of Fine Art (London), Elam School of Fine Art (London)|
|Known for||Painting - landscapes|
Mourant studied at Wellington Technical College prior to World War II, alongside Thomas Arthur McCormack and Nugent Welch. She studied painting at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, the Slade School of Fine Art in London, and the Elam School of Fine Art in Auckland from 1943.
Mourant was known for her landscapes, still life paintings, and urban scenes. She exhibited with the Auckland Society of Arts (with solo exhibitions in 1947 and 1949) and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. She also exhibited with Christchurch-based art association, The Group, in 1950. She was a member of the Rutland Group of artists, along with John Weeks, John and Charles Tole, and Ida Eise.
Works by Mourant include: Summer landscape, Auckland; Irises; Lily Lane, Melbourne, and Poppies and cistus.
- "Elise Mourant - Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa". collections.tepapa.govt.nz. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
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- "Spring Catalogue 2012" (PDF). pierre peeters gallery.
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- Robin Kay and Tony Eden (1983). Portrait of a Century: The History of the N.Z. Academy of Fine Arts, 1882-1982. Millwood Press. ISBN 0908582609.
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- "The Home Front, Volume II". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
Artist files for Mourant are held at:
- Angela Morton Collection, Takapuna Library
- Te Aka Matua Research Library, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
- Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists McGahey, Kate (2000) Gilt Edge