Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Burt Proctor (1901-1980)
Burt Proctor was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1901 and died in Corona del Mar, California in 1980. The son of newspaper reporter, Proctor traveled West at the age of seventeen, attending Stanford University to study mining engineering. He also visited Wyoming and worked at the Grand Canyon. He became a commercial artist in Los Angeles, then moved to New York City where he was an art director and illustrator for five years. He studied with Harvey Dunn and Pruett Carter. Returning to the West as a mining engineer, Proctor decided to devote full time to painting. In 1973, his work was shown in the First Annual Competition of the National Academy of Western Art.
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