Northwest Coast art
Northwest Coast art is the term commonly applied to a style of art created primarily by artists from Tlingit, Haida, Heiltsuk, Tsimshian, Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth and other First Nations and Nati...
Bill Reid
William (Bill) Ronald Reid, Jr., OBC (12 January 1920 – 13 March 1998) was a Canadian artist whose works include jewelry, sculpture, screen-printing, and paintings. Some of his major creations were fe...
Robert Davidson (artist)
Robert Charles Davidson, CM, OBC (born 4 November 1946 in Hydaburg, Alaska), is a Canadian artist of Haida heritage. Davidson’s Haida name is: Guud San Glans which means Eagle of The Dawn. He is a lea...
Willie Seaweed
Willie Seaweed (1873–1967) was a Kwakwaka'wakw wood carver from Canada.
Kwakwaka'wakw carver Willie Seaweed was born in 1873 at Blunden Harbour, British Columbia, where he lived until his death in...
Dorothy Grant
Dorothy Grant CM is both designer and founder of the following fashion lines: Feastwear, Dorothy Grant, and Red Raven. Her high-end products have gained public recognition as expressions of living Ha...
Doug Cranmer
Doug Cranmer (1927 - 2006), also known as Pal'nakwala Wakas and Kesu', was a Kwakwaka'wakw carver and artist as well as a 'Namgis chief. Cranmer was a significant figure in the Northwest Coast art mo...
Coast Salish art
Coast Salish art is an art unique to the Pacific Northwest Coast among the Coast Salish peoples. Coast Salish are peoples from the Pacific Northwest Coast made up of many different languages and cultu...
Henry Hunt (artist)
Henry Hunt (16 October 1923 – 13 March 1985) was a First Nations woodcarver and artist from the Kwakwaka'wakw (formerly "Kwakiutl") people of coastal British Columbia.He was born in 1923 in the ...
Talking stick
The talking stick, also called a speaker's staff, is an instrument of aboriginal democracy used by many tribes, especially those of indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America. The talk...
Salish weaving
The Salish are skilled weavers of the Pacific Northwest. They are most noted for their beautiful twill blankets many of which are very old. The adoption of new fabrics, dyes, and weaving techniques al...
Pacific Northwest canoes
Masterfully designed canoes of many sizes and forms were made on the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. They were the main form of transportation for the indigenous people of the area until lo...
Haida argillite carvings
Haida argillite carvings are a sculptural tradition among the Haida indigenous nation of the Northwest Coast of North America. It first became a widespread art form in the early 19th century, and cont...
James Schoppert
Robert James "Jim" Schoppert (May 28, 1947 – September 2, 1992), was a Tlingit (/ˈklɪŋkɨt/ or /ˈtlɪŋɡɨt/) Alaska Native born in Juneau, Alaska. His father was of German descent and his mother Tlingit....
Tony Hunt (artist)
Tony Hunt (born 1942) is a Canadian First Nations artist of Kwakwaka'wakw ancestry noted for his work carving totem poles.He was born in 1942 at the Kwakwaka'wakw community of Alert Bay, British Colum...
Tlugwe
Tlugwe (sometimes Tlokwe), in the Kwak'wala language of the Kwakwaka'wakw people in British Columbia, means 'supernatural treasure'. Tlugwe are one of the most important features of Kwakwaka'wakw rel...
Roy Henry Vickers
This page is about the Canadian artist, for the English mystery writer go to Roy VickersRoy Henry Vickers, CM, OBC (born June, 1946, in Laxgalts'ap (now known as Greenville), British Columbia) is a Ca...
Mungo Martin
Chief Mungo Martin or Nakapenkem (lit. Potlatch chief "ten times over"), Datsa (lit. "grandfather"), was an important figure in Northwest Coast style art, specifically that of the Kwakwaka'wakw Aborig...
Thunderbird Park (Victoria, British Columbia)
Thunderbird Park is a park in Victoria, British Columbia next to the Royal British Columbia Museum. The park is home to many totem poles (mostly Gitxsan, Haida, and Kwakwaka'wakw) and other First Nati...
Ellen Neel
Ellen Neel (1916–1966) was a Kwakwaka'wakw artist woodcarver and is the first woman known to have professionally carved totem poles. She came from Alert Bay, British Columbia, and her work is in publi...
Formline art
Formline art is a feature in the indigenous art of the Northwest Coast of North America, distinguished by the use of characteristic shapes referred to as ovoids, U forms and S forms. Coined by Bill Ho...
Reg Davidson
Reg Davidson (born 1954) is a Canadian First Nations carver and a member of the Haida nation.He was born in 1954 at the Haida village of Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. His...
Kwanusila
Kwanusila is a 12.2 meter (40 foot) tall totem pole carved from red cedar. It stands in Lincoln Park at Addison Street just east of Lake Shore Drive in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois....
Haida ceremonial dance rattle
This ritual dance rattle in the form of a raven is part of the Native American collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana. Made by the Haida people of British Columbia in th...
Joe David
Joe David (born June 30, 1946) is a Nuu-chah-nulth artist, a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht Band of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, also formally "adopted" into the Haida people, whose work is identified wit...
Duane Pasco
Duane Pasco (born May 14, 1932) is an American artist. He is a highly regarded Native-style artist and teacher of Northwest Coast art, in particular a key contributor to reviving the 'Ksan style.Pasc...
Richard Hunt (artist)
Richard Hunt (born 1951) is a Canadian First Nations artist from the Kwakwaka'wakw (formerly "Kwakiutl") nation of coastal British Columbia.He was born in 1951 at Alert Bay, B.C., but has lived most o...
Cedar bark textile
Cedar bark textile was used by indigenous people in the Pacific Northwest region of modern-day Canada and the United States. Historically, most items of clothing were made of this material. The name i...
Totem pole
Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved on poles, posts, or pillars with symbols or figures made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast o...
Jennie Thlunaut
Jennie Thlunaut (1892–1986) was a Tlingit artist, who is credited with keeping the art of Chilkat weaving alive and was one of the most celebrated Northwest Coastal master weavers of the 20th century....