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artist , gallery owner , writer , art educator

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

Background

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

Education

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.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Teaching credential K-12.

Works

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: orchid grower, swimmer, diarist.

Connections

father:
Edgar Elmer Proctor

mother:
Kathryn Isabella (Macfarlane) Proctor