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(Male portrait)

circa 1950s


James Cant

Australia, England

28 Nov 1911 – 26 Jun 1982

  • Details

    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
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of James Cant/Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    James Cant

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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