David Cantine

“Portrait” – acrylic on masonite


David Cantine (born 1939) is a Canadian painter, best known for consistently painting pictures using the same composition for the last forty years of his career. Cantine was born in Jackson, Michigan, and went to school at the University of Iowa, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962, and a Master of Arts degree in 1964. In 1965 he began teaching drawing and painting at the University of Alberta, until retiring from his position in 1996.

Cantine's work in the beginning of his career was figurative art, but he began to experiment with abstraction in the 1970s, and in 1975 became inspired by a photograph of a pair of apples casting round shadows. This compositional structure became the basis for the minimalist, post-painterly abstraction David Cantine is best known for. David Cantine's paintings are in a number of collections, including the Art Gallery of Alberta, the University of Alberta, the Christopher Cutts Gallery, the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Masur Museum of Art.

For more information about the artist, check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cantine