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James Cant

(United Kingdom, Australia 28 Nov 1911 – 26 Jun 1982)

Title
Scrub III
Year
1959
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pen, brush and ink on ivory paper
Dimensions

19.5 x 31.6 cm sight; 36.5 x 47.7 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., black ink "CANT '59".
Credit
Gift of Barbara Otton 2013
Accession number
232.2013
Copyright
© James Cant. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.