David Carr British, 1915-1968

David Carr was a painter and collector of art. He was born in London and studied art for several years at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing run by Cedric Morris and Lett Haines where he met Lucian Freud. It was there that he also met his future wife, the artist Barbara Gilligan. His work was included in a show at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1953 and in a subsequent exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery. In 1987 there was a retrospective show held at the Mayor Gallery in London and to mark that exhibition Quartet Books published a monograph 'The Discovery of an Artist' with texts by Akumal Ramachander, Ronald Alley and Bryan Robertson. David Buckman comments in his piece on the artist 'Carr completed a remarkable series of oils in a post-Cubist style and a series of inventive late watercolours described by (Bryan) Robertson as of special importance in British art of this period'. David Carr's work is included in several public collections including the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull and in Norfolk Museums Service.