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Caroline Jordan

Caroline Jordan is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne.

Caroline Jordan reviews ‘The World of Thea Proctor’ by Barry Humphries et al.

March 2006, no. 279 01 March 2006
Thea Proctor’s long career spanned the 1900s to the 1960s. Sadly, she lived to see her reputation decline. Barry Humphries, in private life a noted art collector, relates here how his characteristic appreciation of the aesthetically démodé led him to seek out Proctor’s acquaintance in the 1960s. A new generation of professional curators sniffily dismissed the grande dame, then in her eightie ... (read more)