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Emily Carr

Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. One of the first painters in Canada to adopt a Modernist and Post-Impressionist painting style, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until late in her life. As she matured, the subject matter of her painting shifted from aboriginal themes to landscapes—forest scenes in particular. As a writer, Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a "Canadian icon".

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You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alon ...

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There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastnes ...

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Twenty can't be expected to tolerate sixty in all things, and sixty gets bored stiff with twenty's e ...

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It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because sh ...

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It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.

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The sun enriched the old poles grandly... The mothers expressed all womanhood - the big wooden hands ...

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Perfectly ordered disorder designed with a helter-skelter magnificence.

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Indians do not hinder the progress of their dead by embalming or tight coffining. When the spirit ha ...

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Rentals sank, living rose. I could not afford help. I must be owner, agent, landlady and janitor. I ...

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I have been sent more ridiculous press notices. People are frequently comparing my work with Van Gog ...

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Last night I dreamed that I came face to face with a picture I had done and forgotten, a forest done ...

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Inspiration is intention obeyed.

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The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they consider is essentially their field. Men pain ...

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I was not ready for abstraction. I clung to earth and her dear shapes, her density, her herbage, her ...

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The memory of Cumshewa is of a great lonesomeness smothered in a blur of rain.

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