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Title

Self portrait

circa 1950


Artist

James Cant

United Kingdom, Australia

28 Nov 1911 - 26 Jun 1982


About

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


Date

circa 1950


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour monotype on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

32.4 x 20.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., black ink "CANT". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Barbara Otton 2013


Location

Not on display


Accession number

231.2013


Artist information

James Cant

Works in the collection

18