dod procter for clarice cliff ..sold..
plate diameter 225mm
frame size 310mm x 310mm
... sold.. a framed plate decorated with a design by dod procter for clarice cliff for the 1934 harrods art in industry exhibition. from 1932 - 34 clarice cliff was the art director for a project involving nearly 30 notable artists of the day ( prompted by the prince of wales ) to promote good design on tableware. notable artists included dod and ernest procter, dame laura knight, frank brangwyn, gordon forsyth, ben nicholson, vanessa bell, duncan grant, paul nash and graham sutherland. the initial harrods exhibition was a great success, and it was decided to tour the exhibition countrywide where customers could place their orders at participating shops. ultimately the tour was not a success, with stores being left with up to 80% of their stock. complicated designs by artists unfamiliar with the ceramics process were partly to blame, along with many designs being in advance of public taste at the time.
dod procter 1890 - 1972 was born doris ( dod ) shaw in hampstead london.
in 1907 following the death of her father the family moved to newlyn cornwall.
it was here that dod enrolled in the school of painting run by elizabeth and stanhope forbes and met fellow student ernest procter who she would later marry. in newlyn dod met laura knight who would go on to become a lifelong friend and influence.
1913. dod procter first exhibited at the royal academy of art.
the 1920's saw dod mainly concentrate on portraits. her 1927 entry for the royal academy of art exhibition titled, morning, was voted picture of the year and was bought for the nation by the daily mail.
dod procter became well known for her still life paintings of flowers and was elected a full member of the royal academy in 1942.