Photograph of Emily Carr


 1871 – 1945

Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist & writer who was 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 the subject matter of her painting shifted from Aboriginal themes to landscapes—forest scenes in particular.

As a writer, Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a “Canadian icon”


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