Young, spirited and rebellious, Emily Carr escaped a strict Victorian household to study art in the Paris of Picasso and Matisse. In middle age, she shook the dust of acceptable society from her shoes and began a passionate journey into the wilderness of British Columbia; the power of her genius made her one of the twentieth century’s great painters. Fortunately, she also wrote. In her books, her warmth, her humanity, her sense of fun and the ridiculous combine to present a self-portrait of a remarkable woman and artist. — Mary Pratt
Gerta Moray has spent two decades tracing Emily Carr’s career and relationship with the First Nations of British Columbia. Her major monograph, was Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery and the Art of Emily Carr.