Emily Carr: considered by many to be a 'Canadian icon', Emily Carr was a painter and a writer who worked in British Columbia and was famed for her paintings of nature and of native Canadian life. In many ways, the international success of her paintings introduced the northern Pacific coast of North America to much of the rest of the world. A 'late bloomer' whose significant works of art all occurred after she was 57 years of age, Emily Carr was never a member of Canada's famed “Group of Seven” artist society but was closely associated with it. Successful at a time when few women had such opportunities, Carr is also seen as a 'darling of the women's movement'.
Thursday, November 5, 2009 |