Painter, writer and administrator, 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 1913–15 attended Percyval Tudor-Hart’s Académie de Peinture, in Paris, then London. After a short period teaching Carline served in World War I in the Army, in the Royal Flying Corps, then as a war artist. With his brother he became noted for war pictures from the air. Elected LG in 1920 and at this time the Carlines’ Downshire Hill house became a centre for artists such as Henry Lamb, John Nash and Mark Gertler. Between 1924–9 Carline taught at Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, in 1928 making an extensive lecture tour of North America.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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