(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.
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
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