Patrick Procktor
1936 - 2003



Procktor was a somewhat erratic artist, but his best work had a touch of magic. He was though one of the best watercolourists of his generation, and perhaps an even better colour etcher. His handling of aquatint and sugar aquatint, was particularly sophisticated.
Biography
1936
Born in Dublin
1946
Educated at Highgate School, London, under art master and
Royal Academician, Kyffin Williams
1958-62
Slade School of Art
1963
Redfern Gallery – first exhibition and sold out before opening
1964
New Generation, Whitechapel Gallery, curated by Bryan Robertson
1965- 1997
Redfern Gallery exhibitions
1970
Visits India and Nepal
1972- 1986
Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, exhibitions
1974
Visits South Africa
1976- 1992
Galerie Biedermann, Munich, exhibitions
1980
Visits China
1983
Visits Belize – commissioned by Imperial War Museum
1984
Paints Reredos for St John the Baptist’s Chapel, Chichester
1985
Visits Portugal at invitation of British Council to cover
HM The Queen’s visit in watercolour
1985
Retrospective exhibition of Graphics,
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
1986
Exhibits at the Henley Festival and the Harris Museum, Preston
1988
Television documentary My Britain, Channel 4
1991-2
Prizewinner, Singer and Friedlander Watercolour Competition
1991
Autobiography, Self Portrait, published by Weidenfeld and
Nicholson
1992
Visits South East Asia
1995
Elected Royal Academician
1997
Publication of Patrick Procktor by Scolar Press
2003
Dies in London
Collections
Arts Council of Great Britain
Contemporary Art Society
Imperial War Museum, London
Los Angeles County Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
New College, Oxford
Sao Paolo Museum of Art, Brazil
Tate Gallery, London


 
     
 
   
 
 
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