Published on August 31, 2014 by Amy
Earl is from the Beaver-Eagle Clan. His many widely exhibited works include: large totem poles, masks, bentboxes, spoons, rattles, bowls, house fronts, limited edition prints, original paintings, gold and silver jewellery including repousse. Earl is a master carver in the Northwest Coast tradition and has undertaken both jointly and individually some of the largest commissions for Aboriginal art in North America, including a major totem pole restoration/replication project for the Gitanyow (Kitwancool) Hereditary Chiefs. He instructed at ‘Ksan (Kitanmaax) School from 1969-84. The carved entry doors for the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia are just one example of his many important works. He received the prestigious Order of Canada from the federal government for his cultural contributions in 2011. Earl is Hereditary Chief of the House of Delgamuukw.
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