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An image of (Male portrait) by James Cant

James Cant

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

(Male portrait)
circa 1950s
Media category
Materials used
colour monotype, printed on ivory wove paper

28.2 x 19.5 cm image; 32.6 x 21.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., black ink "J. CANT". Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2003
Accession number
© James Cant. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

James Cant studied at the East Sydney Technical College, Julian Ashton School and the Central School of Arts and Crafts (London). From 1949-55 he lived and worked in England and was a member of the London Group - his work at this time had surrealist qualities. Increasingly he turned towards social realism and was a founding member of SORA in Sydney. In 1949 he settled in Adelaide and taught at the South Australian School of Art. Cant made his first monotypes in the late 1940s and intermittently in subsequent years.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003

Bibliography (1)

Josef Lebovic (Compilator), Australian prints: Collectors' List no. 104, Paddington, 2003. 17; reproduced in colour on Josef Lebovic Gallery website in electronic version of this catalogue

Exhibition history (1)

Australian prints: Collectors' List no. 104, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, 31 May 2003–27 Jul 2003