Emily Carr

1871 – 1945

Artist and author Emily Carr was born here and lived most of her life in this neighbourhood of Victoria where she died. Her compelling canvases of the British Columbia landscape offer a unique vision of the forest and shore while her documentation of Indian villages provides a valuable anthropological record. Lively accounts of Emily Carr's travels in the province are collected in Klee Wyck for which she won the Governor General's Award for non-fiction in 1941. Six other autobiographical work are memorable accounts of her world.