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Artists Featured in our West Coast Native Art Gallery

The following is an overview of the Northwest Coast Native Artists that are featured in our Native Art Gallery. These Native American Artists, Carvers, Painters and Jewelers are from Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw or Kwakiutl, Nuu-chah-nulth, Coast Salish and other First Nations.

Follow the links on the left, to see their biographies and find an overview of their artwork available in our Northwest Coast Art Gallery.

Alano Edzerza, Tahltan Nation

Alano Edzerza belongs to the Raven clan of the Tahltan Nation.

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Alexander Clifton Ridley

Alexander Clifton Ridley is of the Tshimshian Nation.

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Alfie Collinson, Haida

Alfie Collinson is a contemporary Haida carver.

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Andrew Williams, Haida

Andrew Williams is a Haida Native American Artist and has been creating argillite carvings as well as jewelry since 1997

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Andy Everson, K'omoks

Andy Everson was born in Comox, BC in 1972 and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank.

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April White, Haida

April White or SGaana Jaad (Killer Whale Woman) was born on Haida Gwaii and belongs to the Dadens Yahgu’jaanaas Raven clan.

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Arthur Moody, Haida

Arthur Moody is a Northwest Coast Haida Native artist and master carver from Skidegate on Haida Gwaii.

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Beau Dick

Beau Dick was Born on November 23, 1955 on Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, B.C.. Beau is a respected Kwakwaka'wakw chief.

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Bill Bellis

Bill Bellis is a self taught Haida artist born into the Raven, Wolf, Killer Whale Clan in the village of Tanu.

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Bill Helin

Bill Helin is of Tsimshian/Norwegian decent and is a member of the Tsimshian Nation, born and raised in the Northwest Coastal community of Prince Rupert, BC.

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Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson was born 1950 into the Weiwaikum tribe in Campbell River, BC, Canada

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Bill Reid

Bill Reid is Canada’s most renowned contemporary Haida Artist.

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Carol Sheehan

Ms Sheehan is a leading authority on Northwest Coast culture and art.

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Bruce Alfred

Bruce Alfred, a Kwakwaka'wakw artist of the Namgis Band, was born in 1950 in Alert Bay, B.C., Canada.

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Buddy George

The Native American Artist Buddy George was born in 1958 and is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation from the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

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Calvin A. Hunt

Calvin Hunt is Chief Tłasutiwalis, Kwagu'l from Fort Rupert as well as Hereditary Chief Nasnamus, Mowachaht of Friendly Cove.

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Carmen Goertzen

Carmen Goertzen (T lajung nung kingaas) was born in 1963.

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Carol Sheehan

Carol Sheehan is a leading authority on Northwest Coast culture and art.

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Chief Tony Hunt

Chief Tony Hunt was born in 1942 in the village of T’saxis ( Fort Rupert) and is the hereditary chief of the Kwaguilth People of Fort Rupert.

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Chris Cook

Chris descends from the Thunderbird Clan of the Namgis tribe (in Alert Bay) of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) Nation.

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Chris Russ, Haida

Northwest Coast Haida Native artist Chris Russ carves in wood, argillite, silver and gold. He is well known for his beautiful jewelry, argillite carvings and more.

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Clayton Gladstone

The Master Carver Clayton Gladstone has been carving wood and jewellery in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii since 1977.

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Cliff Wilson

Cliff Wilson was born and raised in Port Alberni. As a child, he grew up in a culturally eclectic environment, and was surrounded by artists from his Coast Salish heritage.

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Cooper Wilson

Cooper Wilson Is a Haida Master Carver from Old Masset. He learned to carve at the age of seventeen.

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Courtney Powell

Courtney Powell is a local carver who has lived in the coastal forests of British Columbia, Canada all his life.

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Darrell White

Darrell White was born in Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in 1960.

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Dave Jacobson

Dave Jacobson was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia.

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Denny Dixon

Haida Carver Denny Dixon was born in the early 1940’s in the Village of Skidegate on Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada.

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Derek White

Derek J. White is a Haida Artist from Old Masset who has lived on Haida Gwaii all his life.

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Ding Hutchingson, Haida

Ding Hutchingson is a Haida Carver and part of the Raven Clan of Skedans, located in Haida Gwaii.

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Don Yeomans

Don Yeomans is one of the most respected Artists on the Pacific Northwest coast.

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Donnie Edenshaw

Donnie Edenshaw otherwise known as Gaju Xial, meaning "Song and Dance Man" is the son of Haida artist Cooper Wilson.

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Dustin Cross

Dustin Cross is a young and upcoming Haida Carver. He lives and carves in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii.

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Dwayne Simeon

Dwayne Simeon is a master carver of authentic, traditional museum quality North West Coast native art. Dwayne was born in Campbell River BC In 1960.

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Earl Muldon

Earl Muldon is a Gitxsan Native Master Carver from Hazelton, BC. He is from the Beaver – Eagle Clan and is the Hereditary Chief of the House of Delgamuukw.

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Ed Russ

Ed Russ or Gitajung was born in 1953 in Masset on Haida Gwaii. He is a member of the Eagle clan on Haida Gwaii.

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Ernest Swanson

Ernest Swanson, also known as Giinowaan Skillaw Edenson Yalthtadzee is a Haida artist, who works with a variety of mediums.

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Eugene Issac

Eugene Isaac was born on March 22, 1958 in Alert bay Kwakwaka'wakw Nation.

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Fred Davis

Haida Artist Fred Davis was born in 1955 in Masset, Haida Gwaii, BC. He is a descendant of the Haida Raven Clan.

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Garner Moody

Although Garner was born in Prince Rupert, he was raised in Skidegate by his adoptive parents Lloyd and Muriel Moody, on Haida Gwaii.

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Gene Brabant

Gene Brabant was born in Victoria B.C. on October 16 1946. Gene spent a lot time at the royal British Columbia museum looking at the ancient pieces in their collection.

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George James

Native American Artist George James was born in 1948 in Alert Bay. He is a member and a carver of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation.

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George Yeltatzie, Haida

George Yeltatzie is an experienced Haida Carver. He lives and carves in the Village of Masset on Haida Gwaii.

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Gittsxaa or Ronald Wilson

Giitsaxx was born in 1945 in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii, as the first nephew of Haida Chief Cumshewa of the Eagle Clan of Cumshewa.

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Glen Rabena

Glen Rabena was born in Wapato, Washington. He began carving in Northwest Coast style in Seattle in 1970. The following year he moved to Quesnel, B. C.

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Gordon Cross

The late Gordon Cross was a highly respected Haida Master Carver living and working in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii.

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Gordon Dick

Gordon Dick is Nuu-chah-nuth from the Tsheshaht tribe on the West Coast of Vancouver Island where he grew up and still resides.

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Greg Henderson

Greg Henderson is a Kwakwaka'wakw Native Artist from the Wei Wai Kum First Nation of Campbell River.

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Greg White Lightbown

Greg White is a Haida carver belonging to the Raven Clan. He has been carving argillite for over forty years.

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Gryn White

Gryn White also known as meaning “strong Haida” is a young Haida carver who descends from a family rich in Haida Artists.

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Gus Cook

Gus Cook is a member of the Namgis tribe (in Alert Bay) of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) Nation.

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Gwaai Edenshaw

Also known as Hluugiitgaa Gwaai Edenshaw is an artist from Haida Gwaii.

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Harold Yeltatzie

Harold was born in 1956. Through his very high quality work, Harold has earned the respect of his many peers, apprentices and collectors.

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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.

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James McGuire, Haida

James McGuire was born in Queen Charlotte City on Haida Gwaii. He is a very accomplished Haida Carver.

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Janice Moran

Born in Merrit B.C. in 1952, of Salish/Cree parents.

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Jason Hunt

Jason Hunt was born in Victoria in 1973 from Kwakwaka’wakw decent, from the village of Fort Rupert.

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Jay Brabant, Cree

Jay Brabant is a West Coast Native Artist and a descendant of the Cree Nation.

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Joe Wilson, Kwakwaka'wakw Nation

Joe a descendant of the 'Namgis First Nation, is grandson of Chief Alvin Edgar Alfred.

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John Livingston

John Livingston is an adopted Kwakwaka’wakw Master carver born in Victoria B.C 1951.

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John P. Henderson

John P. Henderson is a member of the Wai-wai-kum first nations band in Campbell River, BC, Canada.

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Johnathon Jacobson, Kwaguilth

Jonathan Jacobson is from the Kwagiulth First Nation.

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Junior Henderson

Junior Henderson is a Hereditary Chief of the Wei Wai Kum Band of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation from Campbell River, British Columbia.

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Karin Clark

Writer/teacher/artist Karin Clark has had over 20 years experience working with children and adults.

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Larry Rosso

Lawrence or Larry Rosso was from the Wet'suwet'en (or Carrier) Nation, situated in the area around Smithers, B.C. Canada.

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Lawrence Knowles

Born in Prince Rupert, on January, 20, 1967, Lawrence Knowles is a Haida Carver.

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Lyle R. Campbell

Lyle R. Campbell is an exceptional Haida Native Artist.

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Luke Marston, Coast Salish Artist

Luke Marston (Ts'uts'umutl) was born in 1976 to carvers Jane and David Marston.

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Marcel Russ

Marcel Russ is a noted contemporary Haida artist. He was born in Queen Charlotte in 1973 to the raven clan.

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Marcus Alfred

Marcus Alfred was born on September 14, 1981 in Alert Bay, an island community on the northern shore of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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Michael Brown

Michael (Mike) J. Brown was born 1955 in Old Masset on Haida Gwaii.

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Mike Sedgemore

Born in 1967, Mike has been creating contemporary art that reflects the themes and traditions of his First Nations Komoyue and Tlingit heritage for over 20 years.

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Myles Edgars

Myles was born in 1958 in Queen Charlotte City on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C., Canada) to Haida parents Jimmy and Minnie Edgars.

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Nelson Cross

Nelson Cross is a Haida Native Artist from Skidegate on Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada. Nelson belongs to the very well known Cross Family of carvers.

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P.J. Ellis

Percy Ellis is a Haida Carver who has lived on Haida Gwaii his whole life.

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Pat Wesley

Pat Wesley is a very good Haida Carver from Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. He is especially known for his limited edition prints, his very fine jewelry and argillite carvings.

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Patrick Amos

In 1957 Patrick Amos was born on Nootka Island located on the west coast of Vancouver Island into the Mowachaht Band, one of the fourteen member tribes of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation.

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Peter Dawson

Peter Dawson is a member of the Kwakwaka´wakw Nation, as well as from the Musǥa̱'makw Dzawada̱'enux̱w First Nation Tribe of Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia,

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Peter Smith

Born in Vancouver 1972, Peter Smith is a Kwakwaka'wakw artist. Peter started carving in 1995. His Indian name is Giq-Kalas, which means "Sons of Great Importance".

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Randy Pryce

Randy Pryce was born on February 24th 1952, in Queen Charlotte City and was brought up in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii.

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Ray Natraoro, Formerly (Natrall)

Ray Natraoro is from the Coast Salish / Squamish Nation.

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Reg Davidson

Reg Davidson is an internationally acclaimed Haida artist who creates sculptures, silk-screen prints, gold and silver jewelry, weaving, carved masks and painted drums.

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Richard Krentz

Richard Krentz, whose name is kwatam-us in the Coast Salish language of the Sechelt nation, is a man of two worlds: he is one of Canda's most renowned Aboriginal artists.

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Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews is a very talented Haida Native Artist from Masset, Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada.

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Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson is Ḵwikwa̱sut̕inux̱ and was born on Gilford Island, BC in November 1959.

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Robert Cross, Haida

Robert Cross is a Haida Native Artist from Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada.

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Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson is one of Canada's most respected and important contemporary artists.

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Robin Rorick

Robin is of Haida descent, Robin Rorick is a carver and painter. He was raised on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and Hornby Island.

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Ron Jackson, Tsimshian

Ron Jackson is of Tsimshian lineage. Ron was born in Prince Rupert, B.C. to Robert and Gayle Jackson. His mother is Tsimshian & his father is Gitxsan from Kitwanga.

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Ron Russ

Ron Russ a Haida Native Artist was born in 1953 into the Eagle Clan in Masset BC on Haida Gwaii.

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Roy Henry Vickers

Native Canadian Master 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.

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Rufus Moody

Rufus Moody was born in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii in 1923. Both his father Arthur Moody and his grandfather Thomas Moody are renowned Haida Carvers.

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Rupert Scow

Rupert Scow was born 1957 in Alert Bay. He is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw or Kwakiutl Nation.

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Sammy Dawson

Sammy Dawson was born in Alert Bay, BC in the year 1976. He belongs to the Kwakwaka'wakw People.

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Sean Hinton

Sean Hinton was born in 1969 in Saskatoon, Canada and is a descendent from the Cherokee Nation.

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Simon Dick, Kwakwaka'wakw

Simon Dick was born in 1951 in Alert Bay, BC, Canada. He a hereditary chief and was taught the Kwakwaka’wakw language, arts, and culture from an early age.

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Stan Greene

Stan Greene was born in Mission, British Columbia on April 15, 1953.

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Stan Hunt

Stan C Hunt is the youngest son of master carver, Henry Hunt and currently works at his studio in Fort Rupert, BC.

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Stephen Bruce

Stephen Bruce was born in 1968, in Alert Bay, to the Namgis tribe of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation.

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Tim Boyko

Tim Boyko Born in 1960 in Queen Charlotte on Haida Gwaii.

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Tom D. Hunt

Tom D. Hunt also called Watawidi is the son of Hereditary Chief George Hunt and Mary Hunt.

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Tom Patterson

Tom Patterson was born in 1962 in Victoria, British Columbia. Patterson is a member of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation of Vancouver Island.

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Tony Hunt Jr.

Tony Hunt Jr. was born in the year 1961 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is a contemporary Kwagiulth carver and a member of the Hunt Family of Fort Rupert.

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Trevor Hunt

Native Kwaguilth Artist Trevor Hunt was born March 9, 1975.

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Tyler Crosby, Haida

Tyler Crosby is a young and upcoming artist from Haida Gwaii. He has apprenticed under Haida Master Carver Reg Davidson.

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Vern Etzerza

Vernon Etzerza was born in Telegraph Creek, British Columbia on January 11, 1953 into the Wolf Clan of the Tahltan People.

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Victor Moon

Victor Moon is a Kwakwaka’wakw Carver from Campbell River, BC, Canada.

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Vince Shaughnessy

Vince Shaughnessy of the Nimpkish band was born in 1959 in Alert Bay.

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Wayne Alfred

Wayne Alfred, a Kwakwaka'wakw artist of the Namgis band was born in 1958.

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Wayne Wilson

Wayne Wilson was born in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii on December 12, 1949.

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