British Columbia’s untamed wilderness is expressed in the broad, windswept strokes of “Tree in Autumn” by legendary Canadian painter Emily Carr. Considered unladylike by Victorian society, Carr (1871 – 1945) was a rugged individualist whose iconic, powerful style contained elements of Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism. Her captivating works portray Canadian forests, totem poles and other Native Indian art. Achieving critical acceptance when she was 57, Carr embarked on the most productive phase of her career. Also the writer of seven books, Carr won the Governor General’s Award for Literature in 1942.
Legendary Canadian artist Emily Carr (1874 – 1945) possessed a formidable talent for painting British Columbia’s wild, untamed expanses, as well as its Native Indian art. Considered unladylike by repressive Victorian society, Carr was a rugged individualist inspired by Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism. Disregarding warnings that Canadian forests were unpaintable, Carr devoted her career to revealing their beauty and diversity. Attaining critical acceptance at age 57, she began the most productive artistic phase of her career. Carr was also the author of seven books, winning the Governor General’s Award for Literature in 1942.