Artist and writer Emily Carr (Canadian, 1871–1945) was infinitely inspired by The British Columbia wilderness and the First Nations culture. Carr (Canadian, 1871–1945) grew up in Victoria, studied art in San Francisco and abroad, and then returned to her beloved Pacific Northwest. Her early works of First Nations villages were not well received by the public, and she quit painting for over a decade. In 1927 she showed work in the Exhibition of Northwest Coast Art in Ottawa, where she was influenced by Group of Seven artist and theosophist Lawren S. Harris. At 57 she traveled into First Nations territories again, brush in hand. Through her landscapes and haunting depictions of totems, Carr is considered the premier painter of Canada’s Pacific Coast.