Who is it?
Emily Carr? The painter?
Nah, not gonna happen.
Her parents will arrive from Britain and live in Victoria, B.C., where her father will became a successful retailer. Emily will grow up with one brother and four older sisters in a home that strictly adheres to the values and etiquette of England.
It won't be until Emily is in her 50's that her work will be discovered, and her paintings of Aboriginal themes will be brought to the attention of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
So, what about Emily's writing, you ask?
Well, when she unfortunately suffers a heart attack in 1937, this will lead her to putting more time into her writing. Her first book (short stories) will be called Klee Wyck, and will be based on her experiences with Aboriginal people. It will be published in 1941. This book will win the Governor General's award. Four other books of Emily Carr's will be published, two of them after her death.
Her childhood home, the Emily Carr House, will be sold to a private owner before being saved from demolition by MP David Groos in 1965. In 1976, the provincial government will buy the property and help restore the building to its original state. Emily Carr House is a National and Provincial site in Victoria, B.C. - an ideal visit for those interested in learning about such a Canadian icon.
And now you know.