The First World War dislocated massive populations, resulting in dramatic social change. Instead of living a comfortable life supported by paying boarders, which would allow her the time she needed to paint, Emily found herself unable to afford the help she needed to run her boardinghouse effectively, challenged to keep her tenants happy, and for the first time in her life, subject to the whims of strangers. Struggling alone, Emily's "landladying" days were challenging; she captured those experiences in her book "House of All Sorts". It would be 15 long years of trial before her artwork came to public notice and she began to paint in earnest again.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1913 - 1928
Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA
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