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Doris Margaret ('Dod') Procter (nee Shaw) (1890-1972), Painter; wife of Ernest Procter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Doris (Dod) Procter (nee Shaw) grew up in Devon and Cornwall. She studied art at the Stanhope Forbes art school in Newlyn in 1907 and at the Atelier Colarossi in Paris in 1910-11, where she met the artist Ernest Procter. The couple were married in 1912. In the 1920s she began to concentrate on portraiture; her best-known painting from this period is Morning (1927) a work which caused a tremendous stir at the Royal Academy exhibition of that year. It was bought for the nation by the Daily Mail newspaper amidst much publicity, making Procter the most talked about living artist in Britain.

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Ernest Procter; Doris Margaret ('Dod') Procter (nee Shaw)

by Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann)
vintage fibre-based print mounted on card, 1934
NPG P866


Doris Margaret ('Dod') Procter (nee Shaw)

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 1927
NPG x131926


Laura Knight; Doris Margaret ('Dod') Procter (nee Shaw)

by Edward George W. Malindine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 30 April 1937
NPG x74795