An image of Summer

Thea Proctor

(Australia 02 Oct 1879 – 29 Jul 1966)

Summer

Location
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.

Year
(1930)
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured on thin ivory mulberry paper
Dimensions
17.5 x 22.8 cm blockmark; 20.4 x 26.5 cm 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.
Credit
Purchased 1965
Accession number
DA2.1965
Copyright
© AGNSW