Other professionally trained artists came to Western Australia as visitors and created important works there. These include the Victorian-born artist James Peele who visited Perth in 1898. James Ashton visited Perth in 1904 to hold an exhibition of his work, and while there painted images of the city. Sam Fullbrook visited in 1957 and painted a portrait of an Aboriginal Elder. Fred Williams made powerful images in response to the evocative Pilbara landscape, which he visited in 1979; and he commented in his diary entry of 7 June 1979 that ‘anyone who could not paint this particular country is in the wrong profession’.

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