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Patrick Procktor 1936–2003
Lunch Hour, Johannesburg
From South African Suite
Medium Intaglio print on paper
Dimensions Image: 126 x 203 mm
Acquisition Presented by Editions Alecto through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
Procktor was born in Dublin and came to England as a child. In 1958 he enrolled at the Slade School where he was taught by William Coldstream. He travelled around Europe in the early 1960s and, with the encouragement of David Hockney, he began to produce prints. In 1996 he was
elected Royal Academician.
Procktor visited southern Africa in 1974 travelling to Johannesburg, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the Victoria Falls. In both these prints he captures the colour and light of the African landscape.
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