Thea Proctor is an Australian artist who lived to the age of 86, dying in Sydney’s Potts Point in 1966. She was a visionary for her time, a promoter of modernism and simple design. Her work as a painter, printmaker, designer and teacher helped propel Sydney into modernism in the 1920’s. Thea was a big supporter of women and she championed their beauty and strength, focusing on their interests at the time. Her bold lines and bright colours reflect the artists love ofJapanese prints and this woodcut print, The Rose is one of her most famous works. I remember studying it in high school and I now wonder if this has something to do with my love of strong dark outlines and bright colours ♥
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