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Emily Carr: artist, author, eccentric

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Emily Carr established herself as one of Canada's most famous artists with her depictions of native life on Canada's West Coast. Some may also remember her as an author. But there are so many more aspects to her life and career, and a Victoria art gallery aims to collect them all in a new exhibit entitled "Emily Carr: Artist, Author, Eccentric." This display houses paintings, writings, political cartoons, sculptures and more, all by the pioneering artist.
• Emily Carr is just the second woman to win a Governor-General's Award for non-fiction, winning for Klee Wyck in 1941. Laura Salverson was the first female winner, taking the 1939 prize for Confessions of an Immigrant's Daughter. Salverson also won the 1937 prize for fiction with The Dark Weaver.

• Emily was the seventh of eight children, and the fifth girl in her family. Her mother gave birth to four brothers who all died young, at two days, four days, five months and 23 years, respectively. 

Medium: Television
Program: Canada Now
Broadcast Date: June 15, 2001
Guest(s): Kathryn Bridge, Pauline Rafferty, Jan Ross
Reporter: Sudha Krishna
Duration: 4:34

Last updated: December 16, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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