Emily Carr: War Canoes, Alert Bay (1912)

War Canoes, Alert Bay,(1912), Audain Art Museum, Source: wikimedia commons, (detail).


The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia. Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Collection contains one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by Emily Carr, encompassing all periods of her artistic career…

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War Canoes, Alert Bay,(1912), Audain Art Museum, Source: wikimedia commons, (detail).



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  • War Canoes, Alert Bay (1912)
  • Emily Carr
  • Canadian
  • 1912
  • oil on canvas
  • 101.5cm x 84cm
  • Audain Art Museum Collection.
  • Credit Line: Gift of Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa


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Emily Carr: Who Is She?

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. roos says:

    you always show such an amazing art works

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, roos. You actually create art through nature and photography – THAT is amazing! ❤️😎


  2. pirkkotervo says:


    What’s the War meaning …?

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    1. Hi pirkkotervo! Emily Carr admired the First Nations culture and painted scenes in the First Nations villages (native people of British Columbia and the North West Canadian coast). She even lived among them for a time, which upset her ‘proper’ family and the Victorian settlers of her town. I think the ‘War Canoes’ were a part of First Nations native culture and history which she wanted to honor and preserve by painting. Neither the First Nations people nor the British-descended settlers, however, entirely approved of her actions. I think her heart was in the right place, but she was an outsider in both societies, unfortunately. If this does not answer your question, please ask again. I appreciate your visit and your interest in this painting. 😎

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  3. pirkkotervo says:

    Thank You

    My 16 years old daughter told me more about Indians 💎

    Have a lovely Christmas

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lol….My 17 year old daughter and 14 year old son teach me lessons every day, too. 😎 ❤️ Merry Christmas! 🙂

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