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Doris Margaret ('Dod') Procter (née 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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Laura Knight; Doris Margaret ('Dod') Procter (née Shaw), by Edward George W. Malindine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x74795

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

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

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

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

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

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