The Art of Robert Davidson
October 2 through November 21, 2011
Robert Davidson is one of Canada's most respected contemporary artists as well as an important cultural leader in the renaissance of native art and culture. A Northwest Coast native of Haida descent, he is a master carver of totem poles and masks and works in a variety of other media as a printmaker, painter and jeweler. Davidson is renowned for developing the traditional Haida forms in an unparalleled abstract style incorporating his personal interpretations. His work is found in private and public is collections around the world and he has received many honors for his accomplishments, including the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, and membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.