Emily Carr Collected

Emily Carr Collected

Book - 2013
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A smartly packaged, affordably priced collection of the works of a Canadian icon.

Nearly seventy years after her death, Emily Carr's works continue to capture the grandeur of British Columbia's landscape and define our vision of the nation. The approximately one hundred works reproduced in this collection showcase the breadth of Carr's career, from early watercolours in Skidegate and Alert Bay on the northwest coast to charcoal sketches in mid-career to the stunning oils of trees, ravens, and mountains that characterized her later career.

Beautifully designed, its small format and price ideal for giftbuyers and visitors to the province, this volume is a compendium of some of Carr's best and most memorable works.

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC : Douglas and McIntyre, c2013.
ISBN: 9781771000802
1771000805
Characteristics: 151 p. : col. ill.

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Mar 30, 2018

Born in Victoria, British Columbia (1871) - Emily Carr was a painter and writer who, along with Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, and David Milne, was one of the preeminent, and perhaps most original, Canadian painters of the first half of the twentieth century.

Carr was also one of the only major female artists in either North America or Europe of that period. In Carr’s mature paintings, nature is a furious vortex of organic growth depicted with curving shapes that create the impression of constant movement and transformation.

As 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 late in her life. As she matured, the subject matter of her painting shifted from aboriginal themes to landscapes, particularly, forest scenes.

*Note* - In 1945 - Emily Carr died at the age of 73.

(*Watch "Emily Carr" art-tour video*)

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