Emily Carr was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1871, and died there in 1945. She studied art in San Francisco, London and Paris. Except for a period of fifteen years when she was discouraged by the reception to her work, she was a committed artist. After 1927, when she was praised by the Group of Seven, particularly Lawren Harris, interest in her paintings grew and she gained recognition as one of Canada's most gifted artists. Now, nearly sixty years after her death, both her reputation and her popularity continue to grow. Her place as one of North America's leading women artists was confirmed in a recent travelling exhibition of her paintings together with those of Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo Kathryn Bridge is an archivist and manager of the British Columbia Archives, which holds the Emily Carr papers. She was curatorial chair for the major exhibit Emily Carr: Eccentric, Artist, Author, Genius at the Royal British Columbia Museum. She has written three books: Henry & Self: The Private Life of Sarah Lindley Crease, By Snowshoe, Buckboard and Steamer: Women of the Frontier (winner of the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing) and Phyllis Munday: MountaineerCarr, Emily is the author of 'Klee Wyck', published 2004 under ISBN 9781553650270 and ISBN 1553650271.