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Full of humor and delight, with a playful text and whimsical full color illustrations, Sister and I in Alaska documents Emily and Alice’s trip to Skidegate, Juneau, and places beyond, an adventure that proved seminal in the development of Carr as one of the foremost painters of the last century.
Emily Carr (18711945) was born in Victoria, British Columbia. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute, and spent extensive time in Europe where she was strongly influence by the post-impressionists. She went on to become one of the most respected artists and writers in Canadian history.
David P. Silcox has received the Order of Canada and a Governor General’s Award for his many contributions to all the disciplines of the arts in Canada. He has written several award-winning books: Painting Place: the Life and Work of David B. Milne, Tom Thomson: The Silence and The Storm (with Harold Town), The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, and Christopher Pratt, as well as numerous articles, catalogs, and reviews on artists and the arts. He lives in Toronto.