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Richard Carline (1896-1980)

Painter, writer and administrator, Carline was born in Oxford. His father, George Carline, his mother, Anne, and brother Sydney, his sister Hilda (Mrs Stanley Spencer) and his wife, Nancy, were all painters. Carline in 1913 attended Percyval Tudor-Hart's Academie de Peinture, in Paris. After a short period teaching, Carline served in World War I and was appointed an Official War Artist. With his brother he became noted for war pictures from the air. He was elected LG in 1920, at which time the Carlines' Hampstead home became a centre for artists such as Henry Lamb, John Nash and Mark Gertler. During this period Carline was clearly influenced by Stanley Spencer, transforming everyday scenes into something monumental. Carline achieved this, however, without exaggerating form or gestures to the degree that Spencer did. Between 1924 and 1929 Carline taught at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford. He had his first solo show at Goupil Gallery in 1931. The mid-1930s saw Carline involved in Negro art, organising a show at Adams Gallery in 1935, and contributing the main text to Arts of West Africa, edited by Michael Sadler. During World War II Carline supervised camouflage of factories and airfields. He was involved in AIA, helping to found the Hampstead Artists' Council in 1944. In 1946-47 he was appointed as the first Art Counsellor to UNESCO, and from 1955 to 1974 was chief examiner in art for the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. His books include Pictures in the Post: the Story of the Picture Postcard, 1959; Draw They Must, 1968; and Stanley Spencer at War, 1978. In 1975 the D'Offay Gallery held a Richard Carline exhibition for which the artist wrote the foreword. Carline died in Hampstead and in 1983 Camden Arts Centre organised a memorial exhibition. The Imperial War Museum holds his work, including the outstanding and pioneering series of paintings, from World War I, based on observations made from aeroplanes.

Selected Literature: The Spencers and Carlines in Hampstead in the 1920s, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, 1973. Richard Carline, D'Offay Gallery, 1975. Elizabeth Cowling, Richard Carline, Camden Arts Centre, London, 1983. The Art of Hilda Carline, Mrs Stanley Spencer, Lincolnshire County Council, 1999, pp. 15, 22 and 23.

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Artist Richard Carline: Sailors manning the sails of the Grace Harwar, Orinico River, circa 1930
Richard Carline
Sailors manning the sails of the...  For sale
£690
Artist Richard Carline: Palestine
Richard Carline
Palestine  For sale
£2090
Artist Richard Carline: A dug-out at Ovillers, 1918
Richard Carline
A dug-out at Ovillers, 1918  For sale
£4050
Artist Richard Carline: Study of Richard Hartley for Gathering on the Terrace
Richard Carline
Study of Richard Hartley for...  For sale 
Artist Richard Carline: Life Study, At St Martins, 1923-24
Richard Carline
Life Study, At St Martins, 1923-24  For sale 
Artist Richard Carline: Sacred Hindu Cows - India, 1920
Richard Carline
Sacred Hindu Cows - India, 1920  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Three sailors working on the mast of the Grace Harwar, circa 1930
Richard Carline
Three sailors working on the mast of...  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Self Portrait, January 26th, 1914
Richard Carline
Self Portrait, January 26th, 1914  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Study of Hilda Carline, the artists sister, sleeping; father smoking a piper, 1920
Richard Carline
Study of Hilda Carline  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Cairo 1919
Richard Carline
Cairo 1919  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: The captain Grace Harwar, 1930
Richard Carline
The captain "Grace Harwar", 1930  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Skipper standing in doorway of the cabin
Richard Carline
Skipper standing in doorway of the...  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Thiepval, Pond with shrapnel 1918
Richard Carline
'Thiepval', Pond with shrapnel 1918  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Scrubbing the deck of the Grace Harwar, circa 1930
Richard Carline
Scrubbing the deck of the Grace Harwar  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: The studio in Devonshire Hill, 1926
Richard Carline
The studio in Devonshire Hill, 1926  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Women and children of Mosul, washing on the banks on f the Tigris River, 1919
Richard Carline
Women and children of Mosul  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Portrait of Stanley Spencer, study for ‘Gathering on the Terrace at 47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead’, 1924–5
Richard Carline
Portrait of Stanley Spencer  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Portrait of James (Jas) Wood: study for Gathering on the terrace at 47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, 1924
Richard Carline
Portrait of James (Jas) Wood: study...  Sold 
Artist Richard Carline: Gilbert and Janet pairing up for tennis
Richard Carline
Gilbert and Janet pairing up for tennis  Sold