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Heap of red stones



James Cant

Australia, England

28 Nov 1911 – 26 Jun 1982

  • Details

    Other Title
    Red stones II
    Media category
    Materials used
    pastel on ivory wove paper
    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".

    Gift of Barbara Otton 2013
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © James Cant/Copyright Agency

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  • 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.

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