Artist's biography: Emily Carr, (1871 – 1945), is a renowned Canadian artist and writer. Though she lived and died in Victoria, BritishColumbia, Carr studied in England and France and travelled extensivelythroughout coastal British Columbia and Alaska, inspired by First Nationspeople, art and landscapes. Best knownas a painter and author, The Canadian Encyclopedia has described her as aCanadian Icon. Carr’s professional and personal records, along with over 1000works of art, are preserved and made available by the BC Archives, part of theRoyal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC. These works span her entire careerand include manuscripts, major paintings in oil and watercolour, drawings,cartoons and works in clay and fabric.
Provenance: Royal BC Museum PDP668; Purchased by the BC Archives, 1961, Newcombe Collection #23; William Arnold Newcombe, Victoria