Iconic Canadian artist Emily Carr (1874 – 1945) painted the raw, untamed vastness of the British Columbian wilderness, Indian totem poles and other indigenous art in a sweeping, powerfully unique style. An eccentric, rugged individualist who was considered scandalously unladylike by Victorian society, Carr derived inspiration from Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism. After being told that the Canadian forests were unpaintable, the defiant Carr illustrated their beauty and diversity for her entire career. When she was 57, her work finally sparked critical acclaim, which prompted her most prolific period. Carr also wrote seven books, winning the Governor General’s Award for Literature in 1942.