Ethel Carrick painted vivacious impressionist-influenced European landscapes, market scenes and flower pieces. After studying in London early in the 20th century, Carrick settled in Paris in 1905 where she became actively involved with women’s painting societies. She travelled extensively with her artist-husband, E Phillips Fox, in France, Italy, Northern Africa and Spain.
After Fox’s death in 1915, Carrick lived mostly abroad, travelling in Europe, painting in Majorca, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and India, and in the 1930s living in Kashmir. Her paintings commonly displayed an interest in figures, objects and her surrounding environment, rendered as patterns of colour and light, as shown in this painting, 'Flower market, Nice'.
oil on canvas
60.0 x 73.0 cm stretcher; 68.0 x 81.0 x 4.0 cm frame :
57.5 x 70.5 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION.
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "CARRICK-FOX". Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1955, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Feb 1956–29 Feb 1956
E. Carrick Fox retrospective (1979):
Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E. Phillips Fox, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 16 Apr 2011–07 Aug 2011
Referenced in 4 publications
Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995.
Angela Goddard, Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox, 'Modernity in motion: Ethel Carrick's crowds', pg. 79-80, Brisbane, 2011, 80 (colour illus.).
Elin Howe, Ethel Carrick Fox, Sydney, 1986, 25, 26.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchases and Acquisitions for 1955 National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1956, 6. cat.no. 8