Kris Knight: As Patrick Procktor’s biographer, I am always interested to know of artists who appreciate his work. I am in correspondence with the Canadian painter Kris Knight, who is an admirer of Procktor. Just recently he kindly sent a jpeg of a painting made earlier this year, and wrote: “I have been looking at Procktor’s work a lot this year – it’s a shame that not many Canadians know of him. I actually did a paperwork this year as an homage to his painting Gervase. It’s called ‘Held Up (After Patrick Procktor)’ oil on prepared cotton paper, 16×12” 2017.” The work is illustrated here, courtesy and © of the artist.You can see more of Kris’s work on his website:

There is also a highly interesting recent interview article about the artist in Canadian Arts magazine, online here:

It would be wonderful to see a show of Kris Knight’s paintings in the UK.


Keith Vaughan: There is currently a marvellous show of Vaughan’s photographs from the 1930s at Austin Desmond, London. On Pagham Beach: Photographs and Collages from 1930s continues until 8 December 2017.


John Blackburn: Funding has been secured for a major monograph on the abstract painter John Blackburn, for which I am to write the main essay. The book will be published in 2018. Further information to follow.

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