Emily Carr meets the Group of Seven

May 21, 2017

Emily Carr

Emily Carr. BC Archives, D06009


Emily Carr had painted in near-isolation from the rest of Canada’s artistic community until 26 of her paintings were included in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in 1927. It was at this event that Carr met members of the Group of Seven, including Lawren Harris, who became a supporter and influenced Carr’s most recognizable style. While best known for her paintings on Aboriginal and natural themes, Carr was also an accomplished writer, publishing a number of books. Her first book, Klee Wyck, won a Governor General’s Literary Award in 1941.

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