Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 1 (FF)
Location Notes:
Print and Drawing Cabinet; Flat File 1, Drawer 1

Skidegate

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.20
Artist:
Emily Carr
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction of oil on canvas.
Date:
1928
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 14 in
Description:
A lakeside village with rolling hills and trees in the background and an eagle totem in the foreground.
Historical Context:
Emily Carr began her training as an artist with a period of study at the California School of Design in San Francisco. In 1907 Carr travelled to Alaska with her sister, where she encountered the totem pole carvings of the northern First Nations. After a lull in her painting, Carr joined the national exhibition in 1927 where she met the Group of Seven who encouraged her to continue painting. Her most notable work was done after this time with the stylistic influences of Lawren Harris and other modernists, and a subject focus on forest landscapes and totem poles. -Adapted from the Vancouver Art Gallery website. This piece was purchased at the Art Gallery of Ontario.