One of Canada's best known and best loved artists, Emily Carr's passionate nature paintings have been compared to those of Georgia O'Keeffe, Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh. She was also a popular writer whose engaging books are still widely read. The 40 full-colour paintings chosen for Beloved Land: The World of Emily Carr from the collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery are among Emily Carr's most popular, and they are accompanied by short quotations from her writing. The introduction by Robin Laurence presents revealing insights into the life of this unconventional and gifted woman.
About the author
Robin Laurence is an award-winning freelance writer, critic and curator based in Vancouver. She has a B.F.A. in studio arts and an M.A. in art history, and was educated at the University of Calgary, the University of Victoria, the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Instituto Allende in Mexico. She has written dozens of essays for local and regional galleries, and her articles on art have appeared in many magazines. Laurence was also visual arts critic for the Georgia Strait and the Vancouver Sun.
Other titles by Robin Laurence
Fresh Seeing - French Modernism and the West Coast
An Artist's Memoir
A Sense of Place
Art at Vancouver International Airport
Sur le fil de l'expérience
The Autobiography of Emily Carr
Legends of Vancouver
Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The
Bill Reid's Masterpiece