Emily Carr

The Welcome Man

1913
Having developed her own visual language based on the Post-Impressionistic and Fauvist art movements she was exposed to in France, Carr began using a more sober palette appropriate to the British Columbian environment. Here, the potlatch figure, painted in warm browns, at the village of 'Mimkwamlis, near Alert Bay, is silhouetted at sunset against the glimmering yellow light on the water and the misty blues of the distant mountains.
Artist
Title
The Welcome Man
Date
1913
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on cardboard, mounted on masonite
Dimensions
95.3 x 64.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Bryan Adams, 2000
Accession number
40448