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Indian Church – Emily Carr, 1929

About Canadian Art Junkie:

This blog is a selection of painting, photography, illustration and other visual arts from Canada, about Canada or being exhibited in Canada.

This painting by Emily Carr, which I love, is the quintessential example of the art that many Canadians grew up with.  We saw the Group of Seven in school halls and public buildings. But there wasn’t much focus on other movements.

Today, the selection is astounding, and the art of Canada goes well beyond the still-beloved Group of  Seven.

Let me know if there’s an artist or gallery or show you think is missing.

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About Me: I’m a journalist, traveler and art & music lover.  I grew up in Canada, trained in Chicago, lived/worked in the Toronto area and now reside in Collingwood, the beautiful centre of south Georgian Bay.

I also curate a blog about Global Art and there is also an Art Junkie Facebook page.

My personal photography is posted on The Photo Junkie.


There are 153 comments

  1. dianabyrne

    This painting by Emily Carr is currently on view in the Musée D’Orsay, Paris where I first heard about the Group of Seven. The exhibition also includes Isolation Peak another powerful painting from Lawren Harris from this group.

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    1. J Walters

      Lucky lady, to see it there! She was not technically a member of the Group of Seven, but associated with them and definitely part of that style of painting. Lawren Harris, on the other hand, is often considered the centrifugal force of the group. Powerful is exactly the right word. Thank you for the info. I did not know there was an exhibition in Paris.


  2. Vanessa McKernan

    Hi boomertoronto,
    What a lovely blog. Rachel Berman’s work is new to me and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing that. I have a show of figurative work opening in Toronto on Thursday November 20th that I think you would enjoy looking at and might consider reviewing/ posting on your site. The exhibition “Piano Children” is an exploration of childhood and family that plays with ideas of tragedy and nostalgia. These narratives are centered around the experiences, dreams and memories of myself and my seven siblings. Anyways, hope you can take a looks 🙂 More details can be found on my website: http://www.vanessamckernan.com


  3. Katrina Lee

    Hello boomeron
    I just stumbled upon your outstanding blog! Thanks for sharing.
    My name is Katrina Lee and I am a Montreal based photographer. I’m having my first solo exhibition, Panta rhei’ in Toronto and would like to invite you and your followers to the opening reception on May 9, QSQ gallery, 845 College St. Toronto 630pm-930pm.
    The exhibition showcases a new series of photographs focusing on the waters of Iceland. I hope I have peeked your interest. If so, do read more about it on our press release which can be found on my website, leeworkstudio.com, .
    By chance could you also add something about the exhibition on your blog, FB, Pinterest etc. I’d be honored and would appreciate it very much. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like further information or images.
    I hope you can make it to the opening night of ‘Panta rhei’
    Best regards


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