The Sheffield engraver William Lowe (1804–1878) worked extensively in and around the Rivelin valley, making many sketches. Copies of some of these sketches are now in the possession of the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group.
There seem to have been many artists active in and around Rivelin between the two World Wars (and afterwards), as evidenced by the fourth exhibition of pictures by the ‘Rivelin Art Society’ dated 1924 (see below). Most of the works are from the Rivelin Valley, with a few from further afield. The paintings (including Frame) range in price from 1 guinea to 20 guineas. The President of the Society was Robert Scott-Temple and the Treasurer Ben Baines (see above for details). Other artists exhibiting works were: J. Bagshaw, D. Baines, P. Bertram, F. Carnell, T.W. Chapple, J.W. Clarke, J.O. Fordie, W.R.E Goodrich (see above for details), T. La Dell, J.B. Lee, S. Marsden, A. Norton, W.A. Scorah, H.G. Slater, G.T. Steel, W. Whitehead.
Sidney Marsden (1865–1937) was a Sheffield-based etcher and printmaker who attended Sheffield College of Art and eventually ran his own silver engraving firm.
J B Lee: sketch of the mill yard in 1929 (currently in the Dyson Collection)
Other artists known to be active at around the same time include:
Hugh Oliver Johnson (1858–1940): two paintings (Martin Spray Collection), one of the cottage above Rivelin Corn Mill, and the other the ‘Deep Pool’ near Rivelin Pack Horse Bridge, signed Harry 1921. He lived at Liberty Hill (Stannington).
Arthur Chattle: many detailed black and white drawings of the mill buildings along the Rivelin Valley (see the RVCG book “Walking the Rivelin” for some examples of his work).
A newspaper article (1.10.1915) described William Smith as a painter of Rivelin Corn Mill, and another artist Ernest Denton as ‘staying in the district’.