Patrick Procktor (1936-2003) was a prominent English artist of the late 20th century. Procktor was born in Dublin, but moved to London in 1940. His works depicted figure using diverse styles. His paintings gave insight into both contemporary life and psychological character, using thin washes, and airy colors, to convey the attitude and emotion of his sitters. He began painting as a pastime and applied to the Slade School of Fine Art in 1958. While at school, he was influenced by his professors Keith Vaughn and William Coldstream. The artist was included in the seminal 1963 exhibition "New Generation" at White Chapel Gallery, which also featured the work of Procktor's friend David Hockney. Today, the artist's works are held in the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
His works "Lady Hillingdon" is an abstract composition which shows in the central of the composition green decorated by flowers vase with three roses (purple, red and pink). The vase is probably on the table seeing from above. The table is mainly in red colors with some purple, pink and white marks. On the lower right we can see a lizard - is created mostly by black lines.
The composition is divided into three parts. Central with a vase, the lower one with a red background and the black inscription/title "Lady Hillingdon", the upper one in shades of blue and purple with the artist's signature and the edition's number on the left.
The whole work is very painterly. Lines and contours have been obliterated (beyond the figure of a lizard). The composition is a rectangular arranged horizontally. Made in a very warm tones. Despite the huge dominance of red colors, the work seems to be very colorful.
Framed in a wooden, gilded frame with passe partout and glazed.
This print was in auction on 14th October 2019 at Roseberys London Print & Multiple sale
This painting was donated to FARA Southfields.