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JW Carey - Archive

Below is our complete archive of JW Carey’s work. This archive is for information only and unfortunately the work is no longer available to buy.

JW Carey currently has 1 archived work

Figures By A Lake by JW Carey
Figures By A Lake Archive
Medium: Original Watercolour on Paper
Size: 12cm x 19cm
Year: 1920

JW Carey’s Biography 1859 - 1937

Carey was the son of the Rev. J. W. Carey, a Moravian Minister at Kilwarlin, Co Down. He trained as an illustrator with Marcus Ward & Co., publishers. When this firm failed in 1899, he set up a business with his brother John and Ernest Hanford at 142 Royal Avenue in Belfast, where they were joined later by Richard Thomson (brother of the noted illustrator Hugh Thomson who had trained at Marcus Ward with Carey). Their firm specialised in high quality illuminated addresses, presentation albums, and book plates.

Carey's most important commission as an artist was 13 scenes from Belfast history on Canvas for the Ulster Hall in 1903 (restored in 1989). Between 1915 - 35, 26 of his paintings were exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. He was a founding member of Belfast Ramblers Sketching Club and Belfast Art Society. Later he was an academician of the Ulster Academy of Arts. His other interests included ballooning and chess!

Percy French and Hugh Thompson were both life long friends and frequent visitors to his house at Knock. Examples of his work are in the Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Armagh County Museum, Linen Hall Library, and Harbour Commissioners Office.