Art Community: 1890s–1930s 

In around the 1890s professional artists, portrait painters, art teaching and exhibitions began to flourish in Perth, when the population increased following the mining of gold. Printmaking had a low profile in Perth until the etcher Henri van Raalte arrived in 1910, where he remained for 11 years, until 1921. From the 1890s to the 1920s, many of the painters had an interest in the applied arts, and also produced jewellery, metalwork, furniture and decorations for ceramics.




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