Emily Carr

Emily Carr The eccentric Canadian artist sits on a stool on the beach near Victoria, working on one of her beloved totem pole paintings.

Emily Carr - "Western Forest", c.1931; oil on canvas

Emily Carr / Western Forest oil on canvas - Group of seven

'Forest, British Columbia' - oil diluted with gasoline,1932 by Emily Carr

Emily Carr, Forest, British Columbia, 1931 - oil on canvas (Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery)

British Columbia Landscape, (Seashore Forest,) 1940, Emily Carr, oil on paper laid down on plywood, 88.3 x 57.2 cm., 34 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.,  Victoia, BC. Sotheby auction Dec 2009

Harris's Lake Superior painting fetches $968K

British Columbia Landscape, (Seashore Forest,) Emily Carr, oil on paper laid down on plywood

Now an icon in Canadian art, Emily Carr painted for years without success. In her early 40s she gave up art in order to run a rooming house, and breed dogs. But when she met Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven, she renewed her interest in painting—with excellent results.

Now an icon in Canadian art, Emily Carr painted for years without success.

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