Beau Dick was a respected Kwakwaka'wakw chief and one of the most accomplished and talented traditional carvers and artists on the West Coast.
Beau was born on November 23, 1955 on Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, B.C. Actively engaged in all aspects of Kwakwaka'wakw culture, he is highly regarded as a teacher and mentor. Beau has concentrated on studying and reviving the traditions of carving, dance and story telling, Beau's many works include: masks, bowls, rattles, drums, original paintings and limited edition prints.
He began carving at a very early age, studying under his father, Francis and his grandfather James Dick working with Tony Hunt, Henry Hunt, Bill Reid, Doug Cranmer and Robert Davidson. His many important pieces are in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Heard Museum (Phoenix), Burke Museum (Seattle) , B.C. Provincial Museum as well as in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.
Beau passed away on March 17th, 2017.