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