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Title

(Male portrait)


Artist

James Cant

United Kingdom, Australia

28 Nov 1911 - 26 Jun 1982


About

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


Details


Date

circa 1950s


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour monotype, printed on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

258.2003


Artist information

James Cant

Works in the collection

18


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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