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Henry Marvell Carr
Dates: British, 1894 - 1970
Biographical Account:

Henry Carr was a portrait painter and war artist. He was born in 1894 in Leeds. He studied at the Leeds School of Art, and then went onto the Royal College of Art in London, where he studied alongside fellow artist William Rothenstein.


Carr served with the Royal Field Artillery in France during the First World War and became an Official War Artist during the Second World War, painting London scenes and the Underground during the blackout.


In 1943 he was sent to North Africa and France, where he recoded the army facilities and equipment. He also painted portraits of the officers and service personnel. Due to an illness he retired from the War Artists Advisory Committee in 1944.


Carr exhibited for just under 50 years at the Royal Academy and eventually was elected Royal Academician (RA) in 1966. He was also elected Fellow of Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1948.


He died in 1970 in South Kensington, London.

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