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Stanley Park at that time was just seven miles of virgin forest, three quarters surrounded by sea. Alone, I went there to sketch, loving its still solitudes - no living creature but dog Billie and me, submerged beneath a drown of undergrowth. Above us were gigantic spreads of pines and cedar boughs, no bothersome public, no rubbernoses. Occasional narrow trails wound through bracken and tough salal tangle. Underfoot, rotting logs lay, upholstered deep in moss, bracken, forest wastage. Your feet never knew how deep they would sink.

Growing Pains: The Autobiography of Emily Carr 1946

PERIOD / STYLE: Early Work (1890-1910)



1945 - 1946 Emily Carr: Her Paintings and Sketches collaboration between the Art Gallery of Toronto (Art Gallery of Ontario), and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ottawa travelling to the Art Association of Montreal (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) and the Vancouver Art Gallery (cat. 103)

1971 Emily Carr: a centennial exhibition celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of her birth organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery travelling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (cat. 17)

1974 Contemporaries of Emily Carr in British Columbia Simon Fraser Gallery, Burnaby

1991 Emily Carr in France Vancouver Art Gallery (cat. 4)

2001 - 2002 Carr, O'Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg travelling to the Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Women in Art, Washington and the Vancouver Art Gallery

2006 - 2008 Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon collaboration between the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa travelling to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary (cat. 104a)

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