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Maori Woman with Moko and Red Scarf
Washing Day

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Sold 195 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 11 works for
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Sold 7 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Ida H. Carey

Auction Houses

International Art Centre
Sold 154 works for
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 25 works for
Sold 20 works for

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.

Ida H. Carey is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 41
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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