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Title

Heap of red stones

1946


Artist

James Cant

United Kingdom, Australia

28 Nov 1911 - 26 Jun 1982


About

From a series based on Central Australia, James Cant's 'Red stones II' is a companion piece to the major watercolour 'Red stones', in the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection (accession no 7822).

James Cant and his wife, fellow artist Dora Chapman, are important figures in Australian art who were instrumental in the establishment in Sydney of SORA (Studio of Realist Art) in 1945. During his earlier career, Cant contributed to English and Australian Surrealism, while Chapman established her reputation as a portraitist. Subjects were subsequently diverse, ranged from urban realism to still life; but following a move to South Australia in 1957, the later work of both artists centred on landscape. Dora Chapman was also a popular and respected teacher of art at the South Australian School of Art in Adelaide.


Details


Other Title

Red stones II


Date

1946


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pastel on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

50.0 x 63.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., black pastel "CANT '46". Dated l.r. corner, pencil "AUG 12 1946".


Credit

Gift of Barbara Otton 2013


Location

Not on display


Accession number

229.2013


Artist information

James Cant

Works in the collection

18