Four Pictures by Emily Carr (Paperback)

By Nicolas Debon

Groundwood Books, 9780888998149, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2007

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Description

Emily Carr was one of the few famous women painters of her generation, and today her work is being exhibited with and compared to that of Georgia O Keeffe and Frida Kahlo. In this original picture book, Nicolas Debon traces Carr's life through four of her best paintings. The first part, named after the painting Cedar House, shows her first sketching trip to a remote village, where she discovers West Coast native life and art. Autumn in France depicts Carr at work in a Paris art studio and immersing herself in the "New Art" of Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso. In Silhouette, her paintings are exhibited at the National Gallery and she meets with artists in the Group of Seven. Finally, in Beloved of the Sky, Carr reaches her full potential as an artist.
Debon's illustrations perfectly capture Carr's determined, eccentric character and the times she lived in. Readers will be delighted with the depictions of the streets of Paris, Carr's caravan and pet monkey, and the natural world that inspired her.
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