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Title

The bay

1927

Artist

Thea Proctor

Australia

02 Oct 1879 – 29 Jul 1966

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  • Details

    Date
    1927
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    pencil, watercolour on silk
    Dimensions
    20.4 x 20.1 cm sight; 42.5 x 40.8 x 3.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, grey watercolour "THEA PROCTOR". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1927
    Location
    20th-century galleries (ground floor)
    Accession number
    4382
    Copyright
    © Art Gallery of New South Wales

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    Thea Proctor

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    Works in the collection

    58

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  • About

    After living in London for 18 years, Thea Proctor returned to Sydney in 1921 and become influential in the city’s modern art movement as an artist, designer and tastemaker. The leitmotif of her art was the slender, languorous woman, often depicted in an all-female space. In compositions of intensified colour and simplified form, they were Proctor’s vehicle for promoting her ideas on modern art and an idealised leisured modern lifestyle. They also imply women were the primary motivators change in the contemporary age.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

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