Artist and author Emily Carr was born here and lived most of her life in this neighbourhood of Victoria where she died. Her compelling canvases of British Columbia landscape offer a unique vision of the forest an shore, while her documentation of Indian villages provides a valuable anthropological record. Lively accounts of Emily Carr’s travels in the province are collected in Klee Wyck, for which she won the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction in 1941. Six other autobiographical works are memorable accounts of her world.
Emily Carr, artieste et écrivaine, naquit ici et vécut presque toute sa vie à Victoria, où elle mourut. Son style particulier rend bien sur toile le caractère de la forét de la Colombie Britannique, et se representations de totems constituent un précieux heritage anthropologique. Klee Wyck, un ouvrage qui reçut la Prix du gouverneour general en 1941, est une vivante relation de ses voyages dans la province. Ses six autres livres autobiographiques renferment des images touchantes du monde où elle vécut. Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Commission des lieux et monuments historique du Canada Government of Canada – Gouvernement du Canada
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Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 48° 24.828′ N, 123° 22.205′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street and Simcoe Street on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le Legs De La Famille Côté (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); “The Birdcages” (approx. half a kilometer away); Giants Rooted Among Us (approx. half a kilometer away); The Victoria Centennial Fountain (approx. half a kilometer away); "Tomorrow Run 91" (approx. half a kilometer away); Terry Fox (approx. half a kilometer away); Figures and Medallions of the Library Wing of Parliament Building (approx. half a kilometer away); Beacon Hill Park (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
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Also see . . . Emily Carr At Home and At Work. (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Women •
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