Northwest Coast Artists

Northwest Coast Artists

Alvin Child

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 ...
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Andy Everson

Andy Everson was born in Comox, BC in 1972 and named Na̱gedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Andy has also had the ...
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Andy Peterson

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Art Thompson

Art Thompson was born in 1948 in the village of Whyac on the southern end of Nitinat Lake. He belonged to the Ditidaht Band of the Nuu-chah-nulth people.
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Beau Dick

Chief Beau Dick (Walas Gwa’yam), acclaimed as one of the Northwest Coast’s most versatile and talented carvers. Reaching out beyond the confines of his own Kwakwaka’wakw culture, Dick explored new ...
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Ben Davidson

Ben Davidson, whose Haida name is tlajang nang kingaas meaning “the one who is known far away,” is the son of internationally renowned Haida artist, Robert Davidson. As such, Ben ...
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Bill Reid

Bill Reid was one of Canada's most celebrated and accomplished contemporary artists. He has been widely acclaimed as a pivotal force in the rediscovery of the great artistic traditions of ...
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Bruce Alfred

Bruce Alfred apprenticed with Richard Hunt and Doug Cranmer and assisted on many of Cranmer’s monumental commissions over the years. Doug was also responsible for teaching Bruce the bent-wood technique ...
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Calvin Hunt

Calvin Allan Hunt is the youngest son of Kwagu’l Hereditary Chief Thomas Hunt, and Emma, the daughter of a great Mowachaht Chief and Shaman, Dr. Billy, from Yuquot (Friendly Cove). ...
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Danny Dennis

Danny was born in 1951, and his crest was Frog. He was a self-taught artist. While his grandfather, Bert Dennis, was of Haida origin from Alaska, his grandmother, Elsie Dennis, ...
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Dean Heron

Dean Heron, born in 1970, is Kaska/Tlingit and member of the Wolf Clan from Teslin, Yukon. His father was a teacher and superintendent of public schools which allowed Dean to ...
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Don Yeomans

Don Yeomans is one of the most highly respected artists on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. He was born 1958 in Prince Rupert, B.C. of a Masset Haida father ...
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Doug Cranmer

Doug Cranmer was a Kwakwaka'wakw carver and artist, He was one of the first in a long line of contemporary artists to be inspired and instructed by the man many ...
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Dylan Thomas

Born in Victoria, in 1986, Qwul’thilum (Dylan Thomas) is a Coast Salish artist from the Lyackson First Nation. Dylan was exposed to the art at a young age because his ...
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Eugene Alfred

Eugene Alfred was born in 1970, in Mayo, Yukon, Canada. He is of Northern Tutchone and Tlingit ancestry and belongs to the crow clan from the Selkirk First Nation of ...
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Eugene Hunt

Eugene Hunt was born in 1946 in Alert Bay, B.C. Born to Chief Thomas Hunt and Emma Hunt, he is a member of the Fort Rupert Band of the Kwagiulth ...
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Francis Dick

Maxwa̱la̱’og̱wa (Francis Dick) 'Potlatching Woman' was born in 1959 into the Musqamakw Dzawadaenutw Band (the four tribes of Kingcome Inlet). Francis Dick is a contemporary aboriginal artist and a member ...
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Freda Diesing

Freda Diesing, aka Kant Wuss, Skill-kew-wat & Wee-hwe-doasl, was born in the Sadsugohilanes Clan of the Haida in British Columbia to Flossie and Frank Johnson. Her Haida name, Skill-kew-wat, translates ...
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George Hunt Jr

George is an accomplished artist, and is also a well-known and respected traditional dancer amongst the Tlingit, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Mawachaht Nations.
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Heber Reece

Heber takes the Killerwhale, the great hunter of the ocean, as his predominant family crest symbol. He is a self-taught carver who has been making Pacific Northwest Coast First Nation’s ...
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Jaalen Edenshaw

A member of the Ts’aahl – Eagle Clan of the Haida Nation, Jaalen was born in 1980 in Masset, Haida Gwaii. He left Masset at 16 to finish highschool and ...
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Joe David

Joe David was born in 1946 at Opitsaht, a Clayoquot village on Meares Island, on the western shore of Vancouver Island. The family resettled to Seattle, Washington, in 1958—and they ...
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John Livingston

John Livingston was born in 1951 in Vancouver, B.C. and moved to Victoria at an early age. Through a close friendship with the sons of Henry Hunt and the Hunt ...
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Joseph Wilson

Joe Wilson was born in 1967 and raised at Koksilah near the small city of Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. His keen interest in native art began at the ...
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Kelly Cannell

Kelly Cannell is emerging as a prominent Coast Salish artist from the Musqueam Nation in Vancouver, BC. Since birth, Kelly has been exposed to Coast Salish art and culture. At ...
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Kelly Mills

In 2003 I became ill with a seizure disorder, so for the first few years I was housebound. I had a very talented friend come and teach me the basics ...
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Ken Mowatt

Ken Mowatt's crest is Frog. He works in diverse art forms including limited edition prints, original paintings in oils, drums, jewelry, cedar poles, masks, rattles, and sculptures. He is a ...
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Kevin Daniel Cranmer

Kwakwaka'wakw artist Kevin Daniel Cranmer was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia, but has lived all but four years of his life in Victoria. His father is from the 'Namgis ...
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Lou-Ann Neel

My Kwak'wala names are Ika'wega, Kiditle'logw, and Ga'astalaas, and I am from the Mamalillikulla, Ma'amtagila, 'Namgis, Kwickwasutaineuk and Kwagiulth tribes of the Kwakwaka'wakw people (Kwak'wala-speaking people).
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Lyle Wilson

Lyle was always conscious and appreciative of Haisla art. He did not pursue art as a possible profession until he attended the University of British Columbia. At this time, he ...
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Mark Preston

Mark Preston (Tenna-Tsa-Teh) is an aboriginal artist from Dawson City, Yukon. He is of Tlingit and Irish ancestry and presently resides in the Yukon.
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Marvin Oliver

Marvin Oliver is one of the Northwest Coast’s foremost contemporary sculptors and printmakers, who has made strides in the art world for the development and recognition of Native American Contemporary ...
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Maynard Johnny Jr

Maynard Johnny is primarily a self-taught artist who has been studying and working since the age of seventeen. He has been inspired by many NWC artists and particularly admires Robert ...
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Norman Tait

During his career as a carver, Tait carved 39 totem poles.  Many of these stand in British Columbia, including poles in Port Edward, Lax Kw'alaams, and Alert Bay. Five of ...
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Patrick Amos

Patrick Amos was born in 1957 on Nootka Island on the west coast of Vancouver Island into the Mowachaht band which is one of fourteen bands that make up the ...
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Rande Cook

Chief Rande Cook (K'alapa) was born May 1977 in culture-rich Alert Bay, a small village on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by the beauty of land and art, ...
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Ray Sim

Ray Sim is a member of the Musqueam Salish Nation of Vancouver, BC. He also has close familial ties to the Gitksan through his grandfather, who is from the Gitanmaax ...
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Reg Davidson

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Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1951 but has lived most of his life in Victoria. He began carving with his father, the late Henry Hunt, ...
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Robert Davidson

Robert davidson is one of canada’s most respected and important contemporary visual artists. A northwest coast native of haida and tlingit descent, he is a master carver of totem poles ...
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Roy Henry Vickers

Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers is best known around the world for his limited edition prints. He is also an accomplished carver, design advisor of prestigious public spaces, a sought-after ...
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Stan Bevan - Northwest Coast Tlingit artist

Stan Bevan

“Art has been a way of life for myself from teaching to creating totem poles.  I've always strived to understand the fundamentals through studying past masters.  Since I've started, the ...
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Stephen Lyman

Through Lyman’s art, you can travel into a wilderness very few have experienced. You can share the sensation of being in the true outdoors– exploring, discovering, studying and enjoying the ...
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Susan Point

I continue trying to push myself one step beyond my goals, or one step in a new direction so often. There is always another stride to make. My art is ...
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Terry Starr

Terry Starr is a member of the Tsimshian nation. In 1985, under the tutelage of Richard Hunt, Terry began to carve as part of the carving programme at the Royal ...
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Tony Hunt

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Wayne Young

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