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Title: Emily Carr 1871-1945


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Emily Carr1871-1945
  • The story of a remarkable Canadian Artist
  • from British Columbia

Created by Mrs. R.M. Anderson
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Why was she famous?
  • Had many jobs when most women did not work
    outside the home

Author
  • A very strange lifestyle
  • Influenced by the Group of 7
  • Painter
  • Painted remote Native Villages

3
A long time ago Emily grew up in Vancouver.
  • Our street was called Carr Street after my
    Father. We had a very nice house and a lovely
    garden... Carr Street was a very fine street. The
    dirt road waved up and down and in and out. the
    horses made it that way, zigzagging the carts and
    carriages through it. The rest of the street was
    green grass and wild roses. There was a grand,
    wide open ditch with high grass by the sides. The
    cows licked in great mouthfuls to chew as they
    walked up and down to the pasture land at the end
    of Carr Street down by the beach. In front of our
    place Father had made a gravel walk but after our
    trees stopped there were just two planks to walk
    on."
  • --The Book of Small By Emily Carr

1871 -- Born December 13, Victoria, B.C.
4
Emily had 4 sisters.
They were bossy older sisters!
Read about Emilys Life in the book Emily by
Susan Gaitskell
5
Emily learns to draw
  • I wanted to draw a dog. I sat beside Carlow's
    kennel and stared at him for a long time. Then I
    took a charred stick from the grate, split open a
    large brown-paper sack and drew a dog on the
    sack.
  • My married sister who had taken drawing
    lessons looked at my dog and said, "Not bad."
    Father spread the drawing on top of his
    newspaper, put on his spectacles, looked, said,
    "Um!" Mother said, "You are blacked with charred
    wood, wash!" The paper sack was found years later
    among Father's papers. He had written on it, "By
    Emily, aged eight".

1880 -- First drawing lessons.
6
As a young Lady Emily went to Art School
1886 -- Death of Emily's mother. 1888 -- Death
of Emily's father. 1890 -- Studying art in San
Francisco.
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Emily had many different jobs.

1893 -- Teaches children's art classes. 1905 --
Cartoonist for The Week. Teaching in Victoria.
Why didnt Emily get married like most young
ladies did then?
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She liked to paint the woods of B.C.
Title Wood Interior Date 1909 Medium
Watercolour
9
Emily learned about the French Impressionists
1910 -- Studying in France.
  • Title French Lace Makers (Women of Brittany
  • Date 1911Medium Watercolour and Pencil

10
She visited remote Native Villagesall by herself.
Title Skidegate
Date 1912
Medium Oil
Title House Front-Gold HarbourDate1912
1898 -- First trip to Ucluelet (Indian Reserve,
west side of Vancouver Island). 1912 -- Six-week
trip to Indian villages.
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The natives call her Klee Wyck which means the
one who laughs
But Emily was worried that all the native art was
fast disappearing. She tried to record it all.
  • Title Big Raven
  • Date 1931
  • Medium Oil

12
She ran a strange boarding houseand had to work
hard to make a living.
Her messy studio
1913 -- Return to Victoria Hill House (House of
All Sorts) established.
13
She has all sorts of animals including a pet
monkey.
She liked to push them around in a baby buggy!
A painting of Woo
14
Emily really wanted to be an artist
Date c. 1925 Medium Oil
15
She lived in a caravan and went painting in the
woods.
Shocking for a lady of those times!
16
She was worried about what was happening to the
forests.
Title Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky
Date 1935
Medium Oil
17
Her forests are colourful.
18
Her skies seem to move!
Title Above the Gravel Pit Date 1937 Medium Oil
19
Title Abstract Tree FormsDate 1932 Medium
Oil Location Vancouver Art Gallery
Emily even painted some wild abstract paintings.
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Emily became a famous author
1940 Major stroke. Broadcast of Klee Wyck stories
on CBC Radio 1941 -- Publication of Klee Wyck.
1942 Last sketching trip serious heart attack.
Publication of The Book of Small.
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Emily met the famous Group of 7Canadian
Landscape artists
J.E.H. MacDonald 1873-1932Algoma Waterfall, 1920
She becomes good friends with them And they
encourage her.
  • 1927 -- Travels to eastern Canada and meets Group
    of Seven.

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Finally people started to like her art
Emilys work sells for millions of dollars now!
1937 -- First heart attack. Very successful solo
exhibition at Art Gallery of Ontario. 1938 --
Very successful solo exhibition at Vancouver Art
Gallery.
23
Emily dies a famous Canadian Author and Artist
Do you know why she is famous?
1944 -- Publication of The House of All Sorts.
1945 -- Emily's fatal heart attack, March 2.
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Resources
  • Emily Carr At Home and At Work
  • http/// www.sbtc.gov.bc.ca/culture/schoolnet/carr
  • Paintings in Museums and Art GalleriesNational
    Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Virtual Museum of
    Canada Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British
    ColumbiaArt Gallery of Hamilton,
    OntarioSunshine and TumultArt Gallery of Nova
    ScotiaDeep in the Woods
  • Art Gallery of OntarioGuyasdoms D'Sonoqua,
    1928-30Indian Church, 1929
  • Art Gallery of OntarioRed Tree,
    C.1938McMichael Canadian Art Collection,
    OntarioOld Tree at Dusk, C.1936The Mountain,
    C.1933Edge of the Forest, C.1935Montreal
    Museum of Fine Arts, QuebecIndian War Canoe,
    1912University of Lethbridge Art Gallery,
    AlbertaUntitled (Cemetery In France),
    C.1911-12Virtual Museum of CanadaTree Movement
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