Home Dealers Calendar Articles Fine Art Database About AFA Login/Register
Home | Fine Art Database | Samuel S. Carr | Biography
Samuel S. Carr

Samuel S. Carr was born in 1837 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1865. There is record of his study at Copper Union but he was largely a self-taught artist. Carr was a genre painter who specialized in pastoral scenes of children at play and bucolic landscapes with sheep. In 1879 Carr began to work on seashore scenes. The figures in the beach scenes were often repeated and reconfigured, having no direct interaction that left the painting with an eerie stillness. Pastoral scenes were quite popular in the 1890s and Carr often varied the times of day and seasons in his work. Little is known about Carr's personal life. He lived in Brooklyn with his sister and brother-in-law. He was, at one time, the president of the Brooklyn Art Club and a member of a Masonic Lodge. Carr often signed his work S.S. He died in 1908.

Biography courtesy of The Caldwell Gallery, www.antiquesandfineart.com/caldwell

Artist Profile
Works Available
Copyright ©2018. AntiquesandFineArt.com. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Fine Art is the leading site for antique collectors, designers, and enthusiasts of art and antiques. Featuring outstanding inventory for sale from top antiques & art dealers, educational articles on fine and decorative arts, and a calendar listing upcoming antiques shows and fairs.