Rudolf Gopas

Rudolf Gopas was a Lithuanian born, European trained painter, who arrived in New Zealand in 1949 as a refugee.

As a lecturer in art at the Ilam School of Fine Art, Canterbury University, he was an influential teacher. His pupils included Trusttum, Fomison, Clairmont and Maddox.

The painting "Dawn" is one from his highly regarded "Galactic" series.