EMILY CARR: THE STORY OF AN ARTIST
Volume 11 Number 2.
Emily Carr was so articulate about her painting that she is an ideal subject for a children's biography. Marion Endicott tells the story of Carr's life, which was on the whole uneventful, and allows Carr to describe what and why she painted. In speaking of totem poles, Carr wrote: "I want to show the strength of these poles and the spirit of the people who lived here. I want to show the emptiness now." Children who read this book will get an idea not only of the work of one of Canada's greatest artists but also about the nature of art itself-the impulse that impels people to try to capture experience and transform it into art. Every school and public library should purchase this book. Younger children will enjoy the reproduction of Carr's paintings, most of them in full-colour, while older students will find the text offers a fascinating glimpse of a Canadian artist.
Adele M. Fasick, Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995
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