Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers

Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS

Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS

Tom Carr was a landscape and figure painter born in Belfast. In 1927, he was educated at the Slade School of Art in London where he studied under Henry Tonks for two years and then went on to further his education at the British School in Rome. 

 

In 1938, Carr decided to move back to Northern Ireland and he was extremely attracted to Newcastle in Co Down. In 1939, at an exhibition of contemporary English art in the Wildenstein Gallery, the Queen Mother obtained one of his paintings.  It was at this same gallery that Tom held his first solo exhibition a year later.

 

Tom first contributed to the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1940 and continued to do so until 1957. He then took on a part-time teaching job at the Belfast College of Art while still continuing to show his work. At one stage, Tom had an exhibition of watercolours which was described by an Irish times critic as ‘quite definitely, the most outstanding watercolourist in this country’. In order to celebrate the Ulster ’71 Festival, a postage stamp was made with one of his paintings on it, ‘Deer’s Meadow’. This highlighted how respected he was as an artist. Carr was made an honorary member of the RHA and also received a Doctorate of Literature at Queen’s University in 1991. 

Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS - Unsold artworks for sale

There are currently 14 unsold artwork(s) that are open to offers

Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS - Auction results

There have been 754 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 131 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 131 Sale Date: 05 December 2007
    Result: £9,500
  • Lot 121 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 121 Sale Date: 05 December 2012
    Result: £5,400
  • Lot 240 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 240 Sale Date: 02 October 2007
    Result: £3,500
  • Lot 200 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 200 Sale Date: 05 March 2008
    Result: £3,500
  • Lot 7 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 7 Sale Date: 18 February 2009
    Result: £3,200
  • Lot 165 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 165 Sale Date: 04 June 2008
    Result: £2,800
  • Lot 240 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 240 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £2,600
  • Lot 33 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 33 Sale Date: 04 June 2008
    Result: £2,500
  • Lot 27 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 27 Sale Date: 05 December 2007
    Result: £2,500
  • Lot 111 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 111 Sale Date: 07 October 2009
    Result: £2,500
  • Lot 74 by Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 74 Sale Date: 03 October 2012
    Result: £2,500