About the Author
Emily Carr, generally considered Canada's most famous woman painter, was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1871 and died there in 1945. She was an unusually gifted woman renowned not only for her magnificent paintings, but for her extraordinarily vivid and imaginative prose. She began writing late in life when she was forced by failing health to curtail her sketching activities. Her first book, Klee Wyck, was an instant success and won a Governor General's award.
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