Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr

Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr

by Emily Carr, Gerta Moray

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Emily Carr’s journals from 1927 to 1941 portray the happy, productive period when she was able to resume painting after dismal years of raising dogs and renting out rooms to pay the bills. These revealing entries convey her passionate connection with nature, her struggle to find her voice as a writer, and her vision and philosophy as a painter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926685960
Publisher: D & M Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Emily Carr was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1871, and died there in 1945. She studied art in San Francisco, London and Paris. Except for a period of fifteen years when she was discouraged by the reception to her work, she was a commited painter. After 1927, when she was encouraged by the praise of the Group of Seven, interest in her paintings grew and she gained recognition as one of Canada’s most gifted artists. Now, nearly sixty years after her death, her reputation continues to grow.

Gerta Moray has spent two decades tracing Emily Carr's career and relationship with the First Nations of British Columbia. Her major monograph, Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery and the Art of Emily Carr (University of British Columbia Press), will appear in 2006.

Moray holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Toronto, and from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is Professor of Art History at the University of Guelph and her research and publications focus on the creative worlds of Canadian contemporary and modern art, looked at through international and feminist perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Unvarnished Emily Carr – by Gerta Moray
Preface to the First Edition
Publisher’s Foreword to the First Edition

Meeting with the Group of Seven, 1927
Simcoe Street, 1930-33
The Elephant, 1933
Trip to Chicago, 1933
Moving Forward, 1933-34
Noah’s Ark, 1934
Hopes and Doldrums, 1934-35
Spring and Summer, 1935
A Tabernacle in the Wood, 1935
Beckley Street, 1936
Goodbye to Lizzie, 1936
Hospital, 1937
The Shadow of War, 1938-39
New Growth, 1940-41

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