Sir Cedric Morris, Bt David and Barbara Carr c.1940

Artwork details

Artist
Title
David and Barbara Carr
Date c.1940
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1003 x 746 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
T03232
Not on display

Display caption

In 1937 Cedric Morris and his partner Arthur Lett-Haines opened their own private art school at Dedham in Essex, which they called The East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing. The school provided its students with an atmosphere of freedom, dedication and enthusiasm. David Carr and Barbara Gilligan were both students at this art school when they sat for this joint portrait. They married later. David Carr was a painter and sculptor and Barbara was a painter. Morris has presented these two friends in an unusual composition and has enjoyed painting the textures of their woollen jumpers.

September 2004

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