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Beau Dick

Tribal Affiliation: Kwakwakw'wakw
Birthdate:Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, B.C.
Birthdate: 1955

Beau Dick's strength in innovation and versatility has given him a reputation as one of the Northwest Coast's most highly regarded artists. He apprenticed with his father Frances Dick and went on to study other tribal styles,masterfully incorporating them into his work , creating a style that is quite distinctively his own. His masks have been danced in many ceremonies and his work has been featured in countless international exhibitions of Northwest Coast Native artwork. In May of 1998 his work was featured at the reopening of the Canada-House in London England. The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia has many of Beau's pieces on permanent display. The Museum of Civilization in Hull Quebec also has a permanent display of the transformation mask that he created for Expo '86. He was one of eight carvers selected to create the new ceremonial big house at Alert Bay. He carved a totem pole that now stands in Stanley Park. Beau's work is sought-after by many international collectors of Northwest Coast artwork.


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