Ida Harriet Carey

Date of birth
03 Oct 1891
Date of death
23 Aug 1982
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Biography
Based in the Waikato for much of her life, Ida Carey is one of the region's best-known artists. With her friend Adele Younghusband, she helped to found the Waikato Society of Arts. Carey painted prolifically, even into her nineties. Her works are characterised by a sense of quiet observation of her immediate environment. Drawn from everyday life, her subjects include portraits, still lifes, and ballet studies. Carey produced a number of self-portraits at different stages of her career.

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