CARR, David

1915 - 1968

Barbara & David Carr

David Laurence Carr, was born at Kingston, Surrey on 2 November 1915, son of Philip Carr and his wife Marjorie née Romer, who married at St George Hanover Square, London in 1909. David was living at 72 Burton Court, Chelsea and studied at Byam Shaw School in the 1930s, and for several years at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing at Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk. In 1939, an art student, living at Pound Farm, Higham, Ipswich, the home of Cedric Morris, when he gives the year of his birth as 1916. Other students at the school included Lucian Freud (1922-2011) and Barbara Helen Gilligan, whom he later married at Norton Radstock, Devon in 1942. A member and exhibitor from Starston, Norfolk at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1946-1947 and his work was included in a show at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1953 and in a show at Southampton City Art Gallery and he also exhibited at the Royal Academy from 10a Worsley Road, London in 1968 a charcoal and chalk 'Chair' also showing at the Shaefer Gallery in New York. Retrospective exhibition took place at the Mayor Gallery in 1987 to coincide with the exhibition a monograph 'David Carr, the Discovery of an Artist' by Bryan Robertson & Ronald Alley was published by Quarted Books. In 1997 his work was shown alongside that of his friend Prunela Clough at Austin/Desmond Fine Art. David Laurence Carr died at Starston Hall, Diss, Norfolk on 29 November 1968, aged 53. An oil of David Carr and his wife Barbara Gilligan, by Cedric Morris is in the Tate Gallery.

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