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Emily Carr

 (1871 - 1945)
Emily M. Carr was active/lived in British Columbia / Canada.  Emily Carr is known for rain forest landscape, Indian villages and totem pole painting.

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Biography   Emily Carr


One of Canada's leading artists, Emily Carr worked with an Expressionist* painting style on native subject matter that was groundbreaking because it focused on capturing images of the vanishing First Nations' culture of British Columbia, especially along the Coast Salish around Victoria and the Nootka on the west side of Victoria Island.  Although practicality intervened, her initial goal was to paint all the totem poles and villages of these Indians, but she did succeed in stirring ongoing awareness of their unique civilization and its meaning to Canadian heritage.  Her interest in these subjects grew from living in Victoria, which had a large Indian population that initially had been crucial to survival of the white   ...  Displaying 750 of 20340 characters.

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