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Adam Dant is a Jerwood Drawing Prize-winning British artist (2002).

Dant was born in Cambridge in 1967 but now lives and works in London. He has won praise from The Guardian and Financial Times for his Hogarthian graphic style. He was educated at the Liverpool School of Art (1987–1990Graphic Design BA), the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Faculty of Fine Arts (1988) and the Royal College of Art (1989–1991, Fine Art Printmaking, MA). Among the artists that have inspired him, Dant lists Albrecht Dürer, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, JMW Turner, George Cruikshank, Edward Burra and Saul Steinberg. Critics have most often liken Dant to William Hogarth, whose 18th-century satirical prints were created with a moral purpose in mind. "Mine are underpinned by subversion," Dant says, "dressed up in traditional clothes."

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