Current Location:
Student Services Building -> 2nd Floor (STU)
Location Notes:
STU; 2nd fl., Suite 200; Across From Room 233

“Kitseyucla“ by Emily Carr

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.78
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1928 watercolor on paper
Date:
circa 1928
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 9.5 in
Description:
Three totem poles in front of wooden houses.
Historical Context:
In 1907 Emily 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.