Historic Art | Emily Carr

The curve of the earth c1936 op 11

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The Curve of the Earth, c.1936

Technique: oil on paper

Dimensions: 11.25x17.25 in.

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Provenance
Cuthbert-Holmes Family, Victoria;
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal;
Dominion Gallery, Montreal

Exhibited The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

About the Artist

1871-1945

Emily Carr spent most of her life on Vancouver Island, but she also studied for three years at the California School of Design in San Francisco (1890-1893), for five years at the Westminster School of Art in London, England (1899-1904), where she also attended sketching classes at St. Ives in Cornwall, at the Meadows Studio, Bushey and at the Académie Colarossi in Paris for one year (1910). Her work was not well received and she had to supplement her income by farming, running a boarding house, and making pottery. In 1927 she met Lawren Harris, and the Group of Seven encouraged her return to painting. Her work was strongly influenced by an interest in Native Canadian culture. Carr was also known as a writer and published a number of volumes. She had solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario (1937) and at the Vancouver Art Gallery (1938). She was a member of the Canadian Group of Painters (1933). Read Less..

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