Alvin Child (1962 – )
Pacific Northwest Coast, Canada
Alvin Child was born in Alert Bay, B.C. in October 1962. He is a member of the Tsawataineuk Band from Kingcome Inlet. His mother was from Kingcome Inlet and his father was from Port Simpson. Alvin’s father’s last name was Dudowar. His grandmother’s last name was Flanders. His great-grandmother’s name was Sharlet Marks. Mrs. Marks was married to the Marks in Yan, B.C. in the Queen Charlottes. The Marks family crest was the Ravery then the Eagle and then the Killer Whale. Alvin has been studying native artwork for about 16 years under the tutelage of john Livingston.