Joan Dent (1916-2002) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Queensland, Joan Dent (nee Lintott) was educated at PLC Pymble. She studied art at East Sydney Technical College and had private lessons from J.S. Watkins & Joshua Smith.

Her first job was with "The Bulletin", using a variety of pen names: Lintott (her maiden name), Deirdre (for fun), Neville (first husband), Dent (second husband), and for her very successful commercial work Anne Drew she went on to illustrate literally hundreds of cartoons, pictures, poems, articles & stories.

Joan contributed regularly to various papers & magazines including Fashion & Society, the Woman’s Mirror, the Woman’s Weekly & the New Zealand Mirror. For Angus & Robertson she designed book covers.

Joan had many exhibitions solo and mixed. One of them seen Australia wide was the Peter Stuyvesant Traveling Exhibition of 1975. Her work was shown in the Archibald, Wynne, Sulman & Portia Geach in Sydney; also at the Adelaide Festival. Two paintings Monsoon & The White Kangaroo are in the Commonwealth Collection.

Other works are in private collections in Australia, the UK, US, Holland & Italy. A noted portraitist, her sitters came from all walks of life.

Joan Dent died on 16 April, 2002. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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Ghosts of Troy
Watercolour, 38 x 27 cm
Lawsons, Sydney.
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Works on Paper64A$132 N/A

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