Celebrates the life of accomplished painter and writer Emily Carr, paying tribute to her paintings of the natural world and to her triumphs over her unsupportive family and debilitating illnesses. The brilliant artist Emily Carr lived at the edge. When she was born, in 1871, Victoria, British Columbia was a small, insular place. She was at the edge of a society that expected well-bred young ladies to marry. For years, she was at the edge of the world of artists she longed to join ... Emily Carr's life was not an easy one. She struggled against a family that did not approve of her art and against poor health. She found her pleasures in her many pets? a Japanese monkey named Woo, parrots, and many beloved dogs. Later, she would meet the artists of the Group of Seven and among them find her soul mates. When illness put a stop to her painting, she found expression and comfort in her writing. Her book Klee Wyck received Canada's highest literary honor? the Governor General?s Award. Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World is an introduction to this remarkable artist and her paintings.
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