Fonds PR-1263 - Emily Carr fonds

Artist Emily Carr seated on the verandah of her St. Andrew's Street home and holding one of ... Emily Carr with her Brussels Griffon dog. Emily and Woo. Emily Carr with Woo, Adolphus and two Griffons. Correspondence outward Original Carr house, Victoria, BC. Emily (nee Saunders) Carr, wife of Richard Carr Richard Carr Mrs. Richard Carr (nee Emily Saunders).

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Emily Carr fonds

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PR-1263

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  • 1869-1953 (Creation)
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    Carr, Emily, 1871-1945

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2.4 m of textual records, 93 paintings; 26 photographs

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(1871-1945)

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Emily Carr (Canadian, 13 December 1871 – 2 March 1945) has come to define Canadian Modernism through her paintings of British Columbia and its first peoples. Born in Victoria, BC, the same year as Confederation, Carr was one of the province’s first professional painters. She trained in San Francisco, then London, then the artists’ colony at St. Ives, England.

Isolated from the Modernism brewing in Toronto and Montreal, Carr crafted her own style and subject-matter. Her early works show the strong influence of Post-Impressionism, while her later paintings develop into a style all her own. From 1927 onward, Carr corresponded with major Modernists of the era, notably Lauren Harris and Mark Tobey. The majority of her correspondence is held within the BC Archives.

A woman of many talents, Carr also created decorative works, published political cartoons, and later in life became an author of short stories.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, financial records, manuscripts, photographs and paintings.

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For Emily Carr artworks, see Emily Carr art collection, PR-2378

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Archives code(s): MS-2094; MS-2181; MS-2763; MS-3359; MS-3360; E/D/C23.

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Accession number(s): 198508-003; 198908-002; 198607-001; 85-158; 89-081; 84-011; 87-021; 84-023

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