Artis­tic in­flu­ences

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

MANY thanks for the ar­ti­cle on Dr Anna Gray, his­to­rian and art cu­ra­tor (Western Sub­urbs Weekly, June 13).

One artist of sig­nif­i­cant fame and im­por­tance to WA art not men­tioned was James Wal­ter.

Robert Lin­ton (1869-1947), who was the sub­ject of Anna’s book Line, Light and Shadow, was a sig­nif­i­cant painter, as well as a skil­ful me­tal and wood worker, and his WA legacy con­tin­ues to this day with the fourth gen­er­a­tion of Lin­tons.

Dr Gray, in her book, summed up his im­por­tance with “Lin­ton, it can be claimed, ex­erted the great­est in­flu­ence of any one per­son on the ap­plied and dec­o­ra­tive arts in Western Aus­tralia”.

High praise, in­deed! MAX GRUNBERG, Floreat

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