Joseph W Carey (1859 - 1937):
Joseph Carey received his early art training in the firm of Marcus Ward & Co., Belfast, and eventually formed a business partnership with Richard Thomson. His watercolour sketches, produced in a presentation album in 1915 are in the Armagh County Museum. He was an active member of the Belfast Art Society and a member of the Ulster Academy of Arts. His picture, "Sailing Ships off Blackhead, County Antrim", painted in 1912, is in the Belfast Harbour Office, and "British Fleet Anchored in Bangor Bay, 1914-18 War" is in the Town Hall, Bangor. Other examples of his work are in the Ulster Museum, the Linen Hall Library, and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down. Perhaps his best-known work is the set of thirteen scenes from Belfast history in the Ulster Hall, Belfast, produced in 1903 and restored in 1989.
Additional research: Richard Froggatt
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