Girl in Sari
Signed on the reverse and inscribed: Set of six Drawings of a Figure from the Life – Finals
Pencil and black chalk on grey paper, unframed
31 by 26 cm., 12 ¼ by 10 ¼ in.
(mount size 47.5 by 41 cm., 18 ¾ by 16 ¼ in.)
Carolyn Cann studied at Wimbledon School of Art (1955-59) and at the Royal Academy Schools (1959-62) where she was a Silver Medallist. At the Royal Academy Schools she met and later married her fellow student, John Sergeant. She had several one-man exhibitions in London, at the Fine Art Society, Colnaghi, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, the Waterhouse Gallery and Waterman Gallery. She also showed at the Leicester Galleries, Roland, Browse and Delbanco and elsewhere.
In 1983 John and Carolyn bought an old run down farm house near Builth Wells in Powys, mid Wales. The house needed such extensive renovation that it took many years to complete. After their two sons had grown and left home she was able to devote more of her time to her painting, often specializing in beautifully studied still life studies.