Jim Haynes’ not-so-famous Aussie characters
Aussie historian, author & entertainer Jim Haynes joins Overnight each week for his unique knowledge of the not-so-famous characters from Australia’s history. This week Jim shines the spotlight on Thea Proctor – ‘Dangerously Modern’
Alethea Mary Proctor (2 October 1879 – 29 July 1966) born in Armidale on 2 October 1879, the older of the two children of William Consett Proctor and Kathleen Janet Louisa, née Roberts, was an Australian painter, print maker, designer and teacher who upheld the ideas of ‘taste’ and ‘style’.
Favouring cosmopolitan female figures and a local subject matter infused with the ambience of the global, her varied body of work exudes the stylised elegance and distinctive features underpinning Sydney modernism in the 1920s.
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