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the-paintrist: books0977: Dod Procter (1890-1972) - Dinah Reading. Oil on canvas. Dod Procter was born Doris Shaw and probably chose her androgynous epithet to thwart convention. At 15, began studies at Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes’ art school. Studied at the Atelier Colorossi, where she was inspired by the impressionist and post-impressionist painters, especially Cezanne and Renoir. Through the 1920s she specialised in painting the figure, usually single female figures, sometimes nude,...