Born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1871. Died in the same city in 1945. In 1891, Emily Carr studied art at the California School of Design in San Francisco. After returning to Victoria in 1894, she opened her own studio and taught children. She made her first study trip to England in 1899. After studying in France in 1910, she adopted a Post-Impressionist style, but her art was not well received in Canada. In 1913, she began to paint Indian sites on the Pacific Coast, including typical Indian villages, houses and totem poles. She also showed an interest in the forest landscapes and sky of the British Columbia coast. In 1932, she became a member of the Canadian Group of Painters, and her work began to attract more attention in the years that followed. After 1932, she gave up Indian themes and her work focused on nature, which she began to paint in an increasingly expressionistic style. When she was 67, she had her first solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. After experiencing various heart problems in 1937, Emily Carr gradually gave up painting to devote herself to writing novels.

Yan, Q.C.I - 1912, oil on cavnas. Art Gallery of Hamilton
Indian War Canoe - 1912, oil on cavnas. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Sunshine and Tumult - circa 1938, oil on cavnas. Art Gallery of Hamilton
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