Emily Carr

Dec 13, 1871 - Mar 2, 1945

Emily Carr was a Canadian artist and writer who was inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. One of the painters in Canada to adopt a Modernist and Post-Impressionist style, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until she changed subject matter from Aboriginal themes to landscapes—forest scenes in particular. As a writer Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a "Canadian icon".
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“You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.”

Emily Carr
Dec 13, 1871 - Mar 2, 1945
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