Haida Totems, Cha-atl, Queen Charlotte Island

Emily Carr1912

Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum
Victoria, Canada

PERIOD / STYLE: Early Totems (1911-1913)

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  • Title: Haida Totems, Cha-atl, Queen Charlotte Island
  • Creator: Emily Carr
  • Date: 1912
  • Location: Ts'aa7ahl [aka Chaatl, British Columbia], Canada
  • Artist's biography: Emily Carr, (1871 – 1945), is a renowned Canadian artist and writer. Though she lived and died in Victoria, British Columbia, Carr studied in England and France and travelled extensively throughout coastal British Columbia and Alaska, inspired by First Nations people, art and landscapes.  Best known as a painter and author, The Canadian Encyclopedia has described her as a Canadian Icon. Carr’s professional and personal records, along with over 1000 works of art, are preserved and made available by the BC Archives, part of the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC. These works span her entire career and include manuscripts, major paintings in oil and watercolour, drawings, cartoons and works in clay and fabric.
  • Provenance: Royal BC Museum PDP612
  • Type: painting: watercolour on paper
  • External Link: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/haida-totems-cha-atl-queen-charlotte-island-2