Ida H. Carey (1891-1982) New Zealand

Biographical Information

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.

Represented: Christchurch Art Gallery, Rotorua Museum, Waikato Museum. A collection of her paintings are on permanent exhibition at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth. (International Art Centre Auckland) Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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Oil on board, 60 x 45 cm
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings173144A$6,086 A$1,615
Works on Paper74A$5,923 N/A
Prints & Graphics31A$429 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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