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How Emily Carr showed the world it's never too late for a career in art

She's a Canadian icon, but her career didn't take off until she was 57 years old. Hear how CBC Radio remembered the life of Emily Carr, one of art's most loved late-bloomers, on this day in 1963.

Now, she's a Canadian icon. But Emily Carr was 57 when the country finally noticed her talent.

The works for which Carr is most well known weren't painted until the artist was well into her 50s. She died in Victoria, B.C., in 1945. (Vancouver Art Gallery)

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Leah Collins

Leah Collins is the Senior Writer at CBC Arts.

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