Bill Reid (1920-1998), acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer and spokesman, was one of Canada’s greatest artists. He was born to a Haida mother from an ancestral village, Tanu.
He created over 1500 pieces of art and is known for his critically acclaimed artwork, “The Raven and the First Men,” “The Spirit of Haida Gwaii,” and “Lootaas” (“Wave Eater”) — a 15-metre war canoe carved from a single cedar log.
You can learn more about him and his artwork at the Bill Reid Gallery, located at 639 Hornby Street, downtown Vancouver.
Visit his virtual museum theravenscall.ca which is the largest and most comprehensive virtual exhibition dedicated to Bill Reid.