Bill Reid Art Photos, British Columbia, Canada, First Nation Stock Photos (Photos not for sale) - PhotosCanada.com Gallery

Bill Reid Art Photos, British Columbia, Canada, First Nation Stock Photos (Photos not for sale)

Bill Reid Loo Taa War Canoe at the Bill Reid Teaching Centre, Haida Heritage Centre, Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada CM11-05

Bill Reid Loo Taa War Canoe at the Bill Reid Teaching Centre, Haida Heritage Centre, Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada CM11-05

Description : Born in 1920, a Canadian of a Haida mother and a father of European descent, he was brought up, and lived most of his life, in British Columbia.
Bill Reid is one of Canada’s greatest artists of the 20th century. Goldsmith-turned-sculptor, carver, writer — he was truly a renaissance man.

In a long career, he embraced many art forms, driven always by a passion to create the “well made object”. This passion, combined with a gradual discovery of his rich Haida cultural heritage, informed and inspired his development as a visual artist of tremendous power and brilliant accomplishment.

Bill Reid was the pivotal force in introducing to the world the great art traditions of the indigenous people of the Northwest Coast of North America. His legacies include infusing that tradition with modern ideas and forms of expression, influencing emerging artists, and building lasting bridges between First Nations and other peoples.

Bill Reid died in March 1998, he left a legacy of magnificent works of art from the most intricate to the monumental — in wood carving, exquisite jewellery, beautiful prints, and massive sculptures.

Home | Gallery | Biography | Contact Us | Purchase

 

PhotosCanada.com
P.O. Box 927
Garibaldi Highlands, B.C.
Canada V0N 1T0

 

Click to view PHOTOSCANADA.COM LICENSING TERMS & CONDITIONS

 Copyright 2003 - 2016 © Bill McComish
All images on this website are legally protected from unauthorized use by international copyright law.
The images may NOT be used in other websites, published, copied to another computer
or used as the basis for other photographs or illustrations.