Emily Carr

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Emily Carr

- Emily was born during a stormy winter's night(December 13) - She was youngest of five sisters

Emily Carr

- The B.C. government bought seven of her paintings for $1,100. - Experts agree they are worth more than $10,000.

''I stuffed some paintings into the garbage can because I thought them poor''

1871

I don't care what people think of my work. I can't help that I am trying to express something I feel, to satisfy myself"

- Died in Victoria, 2nd March.(suffered her last heart attack)

Painting - ''B.C. Forest''1938-39 (oil, brown manilla)

1945

''Relatives called me ''Small''.I became the favorite of the family especially my Father''

- Returned to British Columbia- Took a teaching position in Vancouver, held for no longer than a month.

- Her parents died during her early teens- Later escaped her oldest sister's strict rule

1886

1899

- Attended the San Francisco Art Institute for two years.- Then travelled to London (studied at the Westminster School of Art)

1905

1910

- Carr returned to Europe to study in Paris. Met with painter Harry Gibb.- After that adopted a vibrant colour palette

1912

- Returned to British Columbia and exhibited her French paintings.- Got some positive reaction to her work.

Painting - ''Old Indian House''1912 (oil, brown manilla)

1871 - 1945

- Returned to Victoria (her sisters still lived)- She had ceased to paint- Built the ''House of All Sorts''

1913

1930

- Had suffered a series of heart attacks- Started to write books- Run by the Catholic nuns

Painting - "The Crazy Stair", (oil) (sold for $3. 39 million)


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