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ACI launches ebook on Emily Carr

Emily Carr, Vanquished, 1930, oil on canvas, 92 x 129 cm, Vancouver Art Gallery. In Vanquished, completed soon after she painted Indian Church, 1929, Carr uses a new, heavily modelled sculptural language to carve out a scene of desolation and ruin.

Few artists impress us equally with their paintings and paragraphs. Van Gogh was one, Emily Carr another. During her life she struggled for acceptance, but her vision of Canada is now iconic. To learn more, read or download the ACI’s online art book Emily Carr: Life & Work by Lisa Baldissera, University of London, available for free in both French and English.