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Emily Carr

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Painter and writer, raised in Victoria, British Columbia, SW Canada. She studied art at the California School of Design in San Francisco, and by 1913 had produced a large body of work on native themes. Her mature and original work began at age 57, when she travelled E to meet members of the Group of Seven. Nature themes replaced native themes after 1932, and her work became less designed and more freely expressive of natural rhythms. Her book Klee Wyck won the Governor-General's Award in 1941, and her other works include The Book of Small (1942).

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