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Born in 1909 in Perth, Carl Plate studied art at East Sydney Technical College from 1930-1934. He travelled and studied in the USA and Mexico from 1935 to 1936. From 1937 to 1938 he studied with Vivian Pitchforth at St Martin’s School, London and in 1939 with Bernard Meninsky at Central School of Arts and Crafts. After visiting Scandinavian countries and Russia, he returned to Australia in 1940 to establish the Notanda Gallery in Sydney.
Plate has exhibited widely as a painter and had a three stone lithograph printed by Horack in Paris in 1959. Plate has had one-man shows of his painting in London, 1959, New York, 1962 as well as in Australia.
Plate was included in the Australian Print Survey 1963-64. His works are represented in many state and regional galleries in Australia and in the Cornell University collection, USA.