not titled [head of a baby]

James W R LINTON: attributed artist

Not On Display

About the work

Linton was a very influential figure in the Perth art world for nearly fifty years. He was versatile as an artist, working across many media including painting, silversmithing and timber carving. As a young man in England he had been exposed to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, and this was the conceptual approach to making art that he applied both as an artist and teacher. The underlying principle of this movement was the belief in the superiority of handmade (as opposed to machine) objects, utilising simple decorative forms drawn from nature or the past. This tender, beautifully observed, sculpture – most likely of one of his own children – clearly reveals his affinity with his subject.
not titled [head of a baby]
Artist/Maker and role
James W R LINTON: attributed artist
16.0 x 15.0 x 21.0 cm (irregular)
Credit line
Gift of the Estate of Betsey Linton, 2005
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the sculptures in our collection.