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Growing Pains

The Autobiography of Emily Carr

by (author) Emily Carr

introduction by Robin Laurence

Publisher
Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Mar 2005
Category
Canadian, Artists, Architects, Photographers, Essays
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553650836
    Publish Date
    Mar 2005
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926685946
    Publish Date
    Dec 2009
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

Completed just before Emily Carr died in 1945, Growing Pains tells the story of her life, beginning with her girlhood in pioneer Victoria and going on to her training as an artist in San Francisco, England and France. She writes about the frustration she felt at the rejection of her art by Canadians, of the years of despair when she stopped painting and of the unexpected vindication and triumph she felt when the Group of Seven accepted her as one of them. Carr is a natural storyteller whose writing is vivid and vital, informed by wit, nostalgic charm, an artist's eye for description, a deep feeling for creatures and the foibles of humanity.

 

Growing Pains is the fifth of the seven books by Emily Carr to be published by Douglas & McIntyre in a completely redesigned edition, each with an introduction by a noted Canadian writer or an authority on Emily Carr and her work.

About the authors

Beloved Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr (December 13, 1871—March 2, 1945) was born in Victoria, British Columbia. She studied art in the U.S., England and France until 1911, when she moved back to British Columbia. Carr was most heavily influenced by the landscapes and First Nations cultures of British Columbia and Alaska. In the 1920s she came into contact with members of the Group of Seven and was later invited to submit her works for inclusion in a Group of Seven exhibition. They named her The Mother of Modern Arts about five years later.

Emily Carr's profile page

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.

Robin Laurence's profile page

Other titles by Emily Carr

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