Born in Alert Bay, British Columbia and a well recognized artist among the Kwakiutl Nations, Smith. Began wood carving in 1968 and went on to develop diverse artistic skills in the area of woodcarving, silver smithing and painting.
His works are found in important pubic and private collections around th world.
This early Kwakiutl Whale print is numbered 171 of 246 and is in excellent condition. The framed dimensions are 12 x 18 and the image area is 10.5 x 16.5. Native American.
A classic painted canvas and wool lined work vest by Haida artist Bernice Williams whose Tribal name is Skundal. Williams is not only a well known artist and carver in her own right but is known for being the first woman carver to apprentice with world renowned Haida artist Bill Reid. This work vest is signed and dated 1990. It is very lightly soiled and has one small area of spotting which we have not attempted to clean. 30.75" in length X 21" at the bottom and 20.5" at the chest ...click for details
A hand sewn dance apron from the Kwakiutl People of Hope Island, Britisn Columbia. The central image is a Thunderbird adorned with mother of pearl trade buttons and further adorned with a piece of abolone on its brest. In addition there are two rows of cartridges, each topped with a trade bead, that function as jingles when the dancer moves. Two or three of the cartridges are missing as well as a similar number of buttons. Only very light soiling but the belt is a bit frayed. A good example of a ...click for details
An interseting Isleta pot with a pouring lip. It appears to be a utility piece. Thin walls with fairly thick paint. A serpent design encircles the neck and the body is banded with a geometric "eye" motif.
There is a small bump in the waist of the body. There are no cracks but the rim does have some small chips. The foot shows wear.
ex: D. Eros 1992. H:6.25:, D: 5.5" mouth opening 4". Mid Century, 1950. Native American.
Probably an Eskimo tool box ornament or perhaps a visor ornament, this ancient ivory fragment depicts three horizontal whales with the suggestion of the beginning of three vertical whales. The strip of ivory is hand drilled with three attaching holes and shows heavy to light degradation from top to bottom. ex. Lummi Island Trading Co, ex. Joseph Gerena Fine Arts.Length 5.25"x0.50" wide. Accompanied by a metal display stand.