Carr, Henry Marvell

Date: 1894-1970

Henry Marvell Carr trained at Leeds College of Art and at the Royal College on Art, under William Rothenstein. During the Second World War, Carr worked as an artist for the War Artists’ Advisory Committee. He painted bomb damage in London, portraits of soldiers and officers, and military actions in Algiers, Tunis, Cassino and Sessa.

After his time as a war artist, Carr returned to civilian life as a portrait painter. He also taught at Beckenham Art School before eventually becoming Head of the School.

A successful British landscape and portrait painter, Carr was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1948 and awarded a Gold Medal by the Paris Salon in 1956. He was also made an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1957 and a full member of the Academy in 1966.

The University Art Collection holds one portrait by Henry Marvell Carr.

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