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.

'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)

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.

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

“Emily Carr, August 1930, with Woo and the Griffen" by Nan Cheney.

“Emily Carr (Canadian artist), August with Woo and the Griffen" by Nan Cheney.

Emily Carr

Above the Gravel Pit, 1937 oil on canvas cm x cm Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust VAG Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Emily Carr, a Canadian painter.  She’s beautiful and rather badass. She was kicked out of ‘Ladies Art Club’ for cursing and smoking and was associated with the Group of Seven, not only that but she also kept multiple pets, including a monkey. She painted the Canadian landscape and First Nations traditions, because she feared they would soon disappear.

You will have to experiment and try things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. - Emily Carr, Canadian artist (Group of Seven)

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