Log In

Richard Macfarlane Proctor Edit Profile

artist , gallery owner , writer , art educator

Richard Macfarlane Proctor, American Art educator, artist, writer, gallery owner. Teaching credential K-12.


Proctor, Richard Macfarlane was born on February 27, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Edgar Elmer and Kathryn Isabella (Macfarlane) Proctor.


Student, Henry Ford Community College, 1954-1955; Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Michigan State University, 1959; Master of Arts in Painting, Michigan State University, 1962.


Art teacher, Dearborn (Michigan) Public Schools, 1959-1960; teaching assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1960-1961; acting instructor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1961-1962; instructor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1962-1964; assistant professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1964-1969; associate professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1970-1992; associate professor emeritus, U. Washington, Seattle, since 1992. Co-owner, gallery director, design consultant Childers/Proctor Gallery, Langley, Washington, since 1983.


  • Teaching credential K-12.



Board directors, founding member Island Arts Council, Langley, since 1979, Whidbey Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Support Fund. Chairman Design Review Board City of Langley, 1985-1991. Member Island County Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force, 1992-1999.

Volunteer docent Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, 2001^. Member American Association of University Professors, Northwest Designer Craftsmen (president 1968-1970), Surface Design Association (Northwest regional representative 1984-1987), Northwest Orchid Society (vice president 1987-1988, president 1989-1991), Useless Bay Golf and Country Club (Langley).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: orchid grower, swimmer, diarist.


Edgar Elmer Proctor

Kathryn Isabella (Macfarlane) Proctor