Lyle R. Campbell is an exceptional Haida Native Artist. He was born in 1969 and is a member of the Eagle Clan of the Edenshaw (It-in-su) family as well as a member of the Sta-Sta-aas-Songalth Tribe of the Kaighani Haida. Inspired by his culture as well as by his great grandfather Chief Albert Edward Edenshaw, Lyle started drawing at the age of 8 and carving at age of 14.
During his formal education, Lyle spent two years studying Pacific Northwest Coast Native design and one year at the Gitanmax School of Northwest Coast Art formerly called the K’san Carver’s School. He has learned from and worked with many talented artists including Haida artist Robert Davidson as well as Tsimshian Artist Henry Green. Today Lyle is best known for his amazing masks.