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Emily Carr (1871 – 1945) was born in Victoria, BC.  An artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. One of the first painters in Canada to adopt a modernist and post-impressionist painting style, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until later in her life.  As a writer, Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a "Canadian icon".

Emily Carr (1871 – 1945) was born in Victoria, BC. An artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. One of the first painters in Canada to adopt a modernist and post-impressionist painting style, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until later in her life. As a writer, Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a "Canadian icon".

In The Forest Lover, she traces the courageous life and career of Emily Carr, who-more than Georgia O'Keeffe or Frida Kahlo-blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art by capturing an untamed British Columbia and its indigenous peoples just before industrialization changed them forever.

In The Forest Lover, she traces the courageous life and career of Emily Carr, who-more than Georgia O'Keeffe or Frida Kahlo-blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art by capturing an untamed British Columbia and its indigenous peoples just before industrialization changed them forever.

Artist & Author Emily Carr, featured on 15th March, 2013 (http://matriline.org/nubert-says/2013/3/15/once-a-woman-captured)

New Emily Carr

Artist & Author Emily Carr, featured on 15th March, 2013 (http://matriline.org/nubert-says/2013/3/15/once-a-woman-captured)

Emily Carr, "In the Forest, B.C." (1935), oil on paper, mounted on multi-ply paperboard, overall: 45.8 x 30.2 cm (courtesy the Art Gallery of Ontario, bequest of Professor Kathleen Coburn, 2004)

Emily Carr, "In the Forest, B.C." (1935), oil on paper, mounted on multi-ply paperboard, overall: 45.8 x 30.2 cm (courtesy the Art Gallery of Ontario, bequest of Professor Kathleen Coburn, 2004)

Emily Carr..born when women painters were rare and expected to paint pretty pictures; she was a nonconformist

Emily Carr..born when women painters were rare and expected to paint pretty pictures; she was a nonconformist

Emily Carr, self portrait. Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Emily Carr, self portrait. Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

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