Artist Emily Carr
(1871 - 1945) British Columbia born artist and writer, Emily Carr painted the skies, forests and First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest in a style noted for its intense energy and shimmering light. Carr studied art in San Francisco and England, and visited France in 1910 -1911, but it was in the remote First Nations villages of her home province that she found creative inspiration.
One of Canada's most famous painters, her career is testimony to the fact that achievement is not reserved for the young. Carr was 57 years old before her paintings gained national critical attention, and it was in the years that followed that she created the body of work on which her reputation rests.