Irish Artist Directory

Tom Carr ARHA HRUA ARWS (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Tom Carr ARHA HRUA ARWS

Lived: 1909 - 1999

Categories: Landscape, Watercolour, Figurative

Artist Biography

Tom Carr was born in Belfast and studied at the Slade School of Art in London in 1929, under Henry Tonks and Wilson Steer. After some time spent in Italy, he returned to London where he exhibited in various galleries over several years, and in 1933 took part in a group exhibition where the artists declared themselves to be ‘Objective Abstractionists’. Afterwards he felt that abstraction didn’t hold his interest, and he returned to figure painting, of children playing, beach scenes or landscapes of County Down.

In 1939 he returned to Northern Ireland and worked as an official war artist. He taught art at the Belfast College of Art and also had regular shows at the Tom Caldwell Gallery in Belfast. In the 1980s two major retrospectives of Carr’s work were held, one at the Ulster Museum (1983) and one at the RHA (1989).  He was honoured with an MBE in 1974 for services to art in Ulster and became OBE in 1993. He was also a member of the Royal Society of Watercolour Painters, the Watercolour Society of Ireland and of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts.

Tom Carr featured in 'Ulster Artists Exhibition' (2010). Please click here for a link to the catalogue.

Tom Carr Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS (1909-1999) The Bank Managers Day Off Oil on board, 55 x 71cm (21.75 x 28''...

Hammer Price €30,000.00

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Tom Carr ARWS NEAC RUA (1909-1999) Old People's Outing Oil on board, 68.5 x 76cm (27 x 30'') Sign...

Hammer Price €14,000.00

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Tom Carr, HRHA HRUA (1909 - 1999) Walking at Newcastle Oil on canvas, 43 x 59cm (17 x 23'') Signed

Hammer Price €13,000.00

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Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS (1909-1999) Valladenoses Oil on board, 59 x 59cm, (23.25 x 23.25'') Signed...

Hammer Price €7,500.00

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Tom Carr (1909-1999) Seafront at Newcastle (1941) Oil on board, 45.5 x 71cm (18 x 28'') Provenan...

Hammer Price €7,500.00

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