The late Gordon Cross was a highly respected Haida Master Carver living and working in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. He is one of the most influential Haida gold and silver carvers from the 20th century. Many of today's Haida carvers are proud to have learned from Gordon Cross. Gordon Cross was born in 1911. He started carving argillite around 1940. After he had an accident that didn't allow him to go fishing anymore, he started carving silver and gold jewellery in 1965. He quickly built an excellent reputation and was very successful from the beginning on.