Emily Carr: Untitled forest scene (c1932)

Emily Carr: Untitled forest scene (c1932), source Royal BC Museum

Emily Carr: Jungles

January 1, 1936:

“I painted one of the thick jungle sketches. Perhaps I am getting “junglier.” They won’t be popular. Few people know the jungle, or care about it or want to understand it. An organized tumult of growth, that’s what those thick undergrowth woods are, and yet there is room for all. Every seed has sprung up, poked itself through the rich soil and felt its way into the openest space within reach, no crowding, taking its share, part of the “scheme.” All its generations before it did the same. Mercy, they are vital! There is nothing to compare with the push of life.”


Emily Carr, Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of An Artist. Toronto: Irwin Publishing, 1966, p. 214.


Emily Carr: Brief Biography

Emily Carr, (1871 – 1945), is a renowned Canadian artist and writer. Though she lived and died in Victoria, British Columbia, Carr studied in England and France and travelled extensively throughout coastal British Columbia and Alaska, inspired by First Nations people, art and landscapes.  Best known as a painter and author, The Canadian Encyclopedia has described her as a Canadian Icon. Carr’s professional and personal records, along with over 1000 works of art, are preserved and made available by the BC Archives, part of the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC. These works span her entire career and include manuscripts, major paintings in oil and watercolour, drawings, cartoons and works in clay and fabric. Quote from Google Arts and Culture

See full biography At Sunnyside


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PERIOD / STYLE: Modernism and Late Totems (1927-1932)


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