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Tom Carr OBE, RUA, HRHA, ARWS Artwork For Sale

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Artist Biography

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A talented landscape artist and figurative painter, Tom Carr was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland and encouraged to sketch by his watercolourist grandfather. In 1929 he attended the Slade School of Fine Art, London, where he studied drawing and painting under Henry Tonks and Wilson Steer. After two years study, Tom Carr travelled to Florence for six months, staying at the home of the artist Aubrey Waterfield (1874-1944).

Returning to London, he slowly built a reputation as a draughtsman and artist, exhibiting at several galleries. He painted watercolours as well as oil painting. Carr returned to Ulster just before the war and worked as an official war artist. However, the landscape of Northern Ireland became his principal subject, in both oils and watercolours. He taught art in a private school and later figure-drawing at the Belfast College of Art. Painting children became of his specialities. Following his wife's death in 1995, he moved to Norfolk where he focused on landscape painting of the local scenery. He was honoured with an MBE in 1974 for services to art in Ulster and became OBE in 1993. Tom Carr was a member of the Royal Society of Watercolour Painters and the Watercolour Society of Ireland. He was also a member of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts.