Emily Carr

Emily Carr sculpture

Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr has a permanent monument in Victoria on Government Street. As a mid-20th century artist, she was a rare woman to gain prominence and her interest in Aboriginal peoples was also unique in its time. Her love of nature is captured with exuberance in her paintings. She is portrayed here with one of her dogs and her monkey Woo. Carr’s home in Victoria, a boarding house that supported her in her later years, is preserved and open to the public during summer months. Those of us visiting Victoria when it’s not open can see Emily Carr on the street.

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