Born in New Zealand in 1891, Ida Carey studied with Datillo Rubbo in Sydney. Best known as a portrait painter, in the 1960s she began a series featuring Maori women with Moko. A versatile artist, Ida was also a competent painter of interiors, landscapes, still life and a series of ballet scenes. She was a founding member of the Waikato Society of Arts, becoming President in 1934. She succeeded fellow artist Ivy Copeland (1895 - 1961) as a lecturer at Auckland College of Education and taught art in several Hamilton schools.
We have records of art auction sales by Ida Carey from 1988 and in total 266 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 213 (80%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $6,086 for Nicotina sold by International Art Centre in February 2017. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Ida Carey are held by the Christchurch Art Gallery.
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