Beaverbrook Art GalleryMarch 6, 20200 Comments

International Women’s Day: Spotlight on Emily Carr

This year, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at one of Canada’s most iconic artists with an exhibition on display now: Emily Carr. An eccentric woman of remarkable skill, Carr felt a deep connection to the natural Canadian landscape. She shared this appreciation with the famous Group of Seven, who are also best known for their paintings of our beautiful wilderness. Carr has been closely associated with the Group of Seven, although she was never an official member. Her exclusion from the Group makes the vocal support of Lawren Harris feel undeniably hollow. And one has to wonder if her exclusion was due to her gender, given that the Group of Seven was entirely…

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