11 September 2014

Hooked rugs by Emily Carr

Emily Carr (1871-1942) was a Canadian artist who studied in England for a while. She painted on the west coast of Canada - landscape, especially the forests, and Indian villages and totems - and her individual style was rediscovered in the late 1920s. She called herself "the little old lady on the edge of nowhere".

After a not very successful exhibition in Victoria in 1913 she needed to earn extra money, so she raised and sold sheep dogs, hooked rugs, and created pottery based on First Nations designs.
"Eagle Rug" is available as a kit

I've written more about Carr here, and Vancouver Art Gallery's website has good biographical information. There will be an exhibition of her paintings at Dulwich Picture Gallery, south London, later this year. 

1 comment:

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