Patrick Procktor

Victoria Falls

1974

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Medium
Intaglio print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 204 x 124 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Editions Alecto through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975
Reference
P01570

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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.

Gallery label, September 2004