Tom Carr

Tom Carr
(1909 - 1999)
Born in Belfast, educated at the Slade School of Art, London. After finishing his studies he then went to Italy to Study under professor Henry Tonks for six months before returning to London where he remained for a number of years and exhibited at several galleries, including the Royal Academy.

In 1938 Carr returned to live in Northern Ireland and spent much time painting in Newcastle, County Down. He had several one-man shows in Belfast and Dublin, and his work was included in Oireachtas and RHA exhibitions.

His paintings have been shown abroad in Japan and the USA at exhibitions organised by the Royal Society of Watercolour Painters, of which he was a member. In 1970 one of his paintings was reproduced on a postage stamp for the Ulster ’71 celebrations. He won the Royal Ulster Academy gold medal 1973 and the Oireachtas landscape award 1976.

Retrospective exhibitions of his work were held at the Ulster Museum in 1983 and at the RHA in 1989.