(October 2, 1879 – July 29, 1966) Australian
Thea Proctor was an active painter, printmaker, designer, and teacher who contributed her resources to the development of modernism within Australia. Her work bordered art and design as she was also attracted to the contemporary fashion of the time. In 1896 Proctor began studying at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, where she worked on drawing and compositional designs. Then, in 1903, she traveled to London and studied at St. John’s Wood School of Art. She was predominantly in London from 1903 to 1921 and associated herself with other Australian artists. She exhibited in the Royal Academy of Arts, Senefelder Club, London Goupil Gallery, and the New English Art Club.