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Self Portrait
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Self Portrait

Dod Procter (1892–1972)

Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Painter, born in London, married to the artist Ernest Procter. She studied art with Stanhope Forbes in Newlyn around 1907–8 and at Atelier Colarossi, Paris. Was a prolific exhibitor, at RA, to which she was elected in 1942; member of NEAC; Fine Art Society, where she had a joint show with her husband in 1913; Leicester Galleries; Barbizon House, and elsewhere. In 1920 she helped her husband to decorate the Kokine Palace in Rangoon, Burma. The 1920s were the high point of her career, her 1926 picture Morning, now in Tate Gallery, being acclaimed picture of the year at RA in 1927. Dod Procter went on to live in Newlyn, Cornwall, and is most associated with pictures of the people and countryside in that area. In 1990 a show at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, paid tribute to both Dod and Ernest Procter, having originated as a Dod-only exhibition in Liverpool and Penzance.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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