Samuel S. Carr

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Samuel S. Carr (1837–1908) was an American pastoral and landscape painter. Originally from England, where he trained at the Royal School of Design in Chester,[1] he relocated to the U.S. (specifically, New York City,[2] where he later studied mechanical drawing in 1865) around 1862. He is recorded as having lived in Brooklyn from 1879 to 1907, during which he developed an eerie style of painting in which shapes would be repeated, flipped, and rotated over and over, while still remaining lifelike.[3] He lived in Brooklyn along with his sister, Annie, and her husband, John Bond. He never married.[4] He was, at one time, the president of the Brooklyn Art Club and a member of a Masonic Lodge.[5]

He often signed his pieces "S.S. Carr". Some of his paintings have sold at auction for more than US$70,000.


  1. ^ "Beach Scene". Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium Collections Database. Five Colleges. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Samuel Carr". AskArt. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Samuel Carr - Biography". AskArt. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Samuel Carr USA Oil Paintings". Into Fine Art. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Caldwell Gallery Bio". Caldwell Gallery. Retrieved March 28, 2012.