Doris Shadbolt's The Art of Emily Carr (Douglas & McIntyre, 1979) is a thematic and definitive look at the art of Emily Carr with 125 photos of Carr's work. Shadbolt also selected 85 drawings for Seven Journeys: The Sketchbooks of Emily Carr (Douglas & McIntyre, 2002) as well as quotes from Emily Carr's previously unpublished writings that describe the artist's visits to isolated Aboriginal villages on the B.C. Coast, visits to eastern Canada, and two metaphorical journeys.

Born in Preston, Ontario (now part of Cambridge, Ontario) on Novemver 28, 1918, Doris Meisel Shadbolt was educated in Ontario as one of three sisters (the others being Ruth and Grace). She had positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In British Columbia she divided her time between Hornby Island and Burnaby. She received the Order of Canada in 1974.

Doris Shadbolt instigated many major exhibits and produced a critical study, Bill Reid (D&M 1986, 1989; revised 1998, 2003), for which she received the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize in 1987 [depicted in photo]. She co-created a fund to support young B.C. artists with Jack Shadbolt, her husband. She died from a December 22, 2003 heart attack suffered while on vacation in San Miguel, Mexico.

[BCBW 2006] "Art" "First Nations" "Carr"

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Bill Reid
Emily Carr