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Thomas Carr

Born 1909, Belfast.  Died 1999

Thomas Carr studied under Henry Tonks and Wilson Steer at the Slade School of Art for two years, before decamping to Italy where he lived for six months near Florence.  He returned to London and exhibited scenes of intimate domestic life at the Leicester Galleries, Redfern Gallery, Agnew's and Wildenstein's.  In the early 1930s Carr became associated with members of the Euston Road Group, sympathetic to their exploration of representational painting.  In the late 1930s, Carr returned to Ulster where he worked as an official war artist.  After the war, he turned his attention to landscape painting and also taught at Belfast College of Art.  He was a member of the Royal Ulster Academy.  Following the death of his wife in 1995 he moved to Norfolk and began painting East Anglian landscapes.  

In 1974 he was awarded a MBE for services to art in Ulster and he was given an OBE in 1993.