(Australia 02 Oct 1879–29 Jul 1966)
- Not on display
- Further information
Encouraged by the example of Margaret Preston (who gave her the wood to work with) Thea Proctor made her first woodcuts in 1925, later stating that they were made mainly for children’s nurseries. This medium suited her interest in
colour and design.
After her return from London in 1921, Proctor epitomised ‘the modern’ in 1920s Sydney. Her work effortlessly spanned the worlds of art exhibitions, design and décor, and she was involved in the establishment of the Contemporary Group in Sydney, which encouraged young avant-garde artists.
- woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured on thin ivory mulberry paper
- 17.5 x 22.8cm blockmark; 20.4 x 26.5cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Signed with initials in block to print l.l., white reversed out of black ink "TP". Signed l.r., pencil "Thea Proctor". Not dated.
- Purchased 1965
- Accession number
- © AGNSW