The Linton Legacy

22 February - November 2003
Upper level, Shell Gallery

The Linton family has had a strong influence in the development of art, craft and design in Western Australia. Sir James Dromgole Linton recommended purchases to the State Art Collection in the early years of the nineteenth century and his son, James W.R. Linton, became an influential artist, designer and teacher in Perth. His son, James A.B. Linton established himself as a jeweller, and the family tradition continues with current family members engaged in fine jewellery and silversmith practices. This display included a range of paintings, watercolours, furniture and jewellery made by members of the Linton family, plus objects made by Herbert 'Kitch' Currie, who trained with James W.R. Linton and became a well-known designer in Perth.

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