Emily Carr was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. From a young age she was inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Westminster School of Art in England. She painted in a French post-impressionist manner, stylistic links with Cubism and the Group of Seven. She was friends with members of the Group of Seven especially Lawren Harris and had joined the Canadian Group of Painters. She was invited to exhibit at the National Gallery in Ottawa and she held her first solo show in 1935 at the Women's Art Association of Canada in Toronto.
Emily Carr Indian Church, silkscreen, 40'' x 25'' Printed by Sampson Matthews Ltd. in the 1940's