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Northwest Coast

Northwest Coast Art

Northwest Coast Art
“Northwest Coast Native art has always had the power to enthrall viewers. From the first explorers to the present day collector, highly graphic and inventive Indian designs have intrigued and sometimes mystified observers. Distinguished by sophistication and complexity, yet composed of simple traditional elements, Northwest Coast Indian art has become one of the most sought after contemporary art forms.

Although grouped together as “Northwest Coast” the work of the major cultural groups – Haida, Tlingit, Tsimpshian, Kwagiutl and Coast Salish – show many stylistic differences. All Northwest Coast native art, however, makes use of local cedar for masks, monumental art, wood carving, bentwood boxes and baskets. Magnificent totem poles and house posts have become emblematic of the Northwest Coast and tell stories of a rich, ancient native culture.

The same traditional form-line designs used on totem poles and masks are now employed on contemporary two-dimensional art. Serigraphs or silk-screens sold in limited editions have become one of the most popular forms of non-traditional, commercial Northwest Coast Native Indian art.

Coast Salish artist Susan Point’s works in glass, and Kwagiutl artists Richard and Stan Hunt’s bronzes have also stretched the boundaries of materials used by contemporary Northwest Coast tribal artists. As prominent Haida artist Robert Davidson has said: “The only way tradition can be carried on is to keep inventing new things.”

“Orca Fin” by Lionel Samuels

northwest coast art sculpture of an orca fin in stone with eagle carving

“Orca Fin” by Lionel Samuels
9″ x 13″ x 3″ – $2,400

“Orca Fin” by Lionel Samuels

Northwest art - Orca fin carving with ravens

“Orca Fin” by Lionel Samuels
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“Raven Box” by Dennis Allen

“Raven Box” by Dennis Allen
6″ x 9″ x 6″ – $700

“Eagle Rattle” by Erich Glendale

Glendale Erich 16x4x7 Eagle Rattle - cedar sculpture

“Eagle Rattle” by Erich Glendale
16″ x 4″ x 7″ $2,600

“Hawk Box” by Dennis Allen

"Hawk Box" by Allen Dennis - bentwood box

“Hawk Box” by Dennis Allen
6″ x 9″ x 6″ – $700

“Thunderbird Panel” by Trevor Hunt

“Thunderbird Panel” by Trevor Hunt
36″ diameter – Sold

“Hummingbird Rattle” by Erich Glendale

Hummingbird Rattle by Erich Glendale

“Hummingbird Rattle” by Erich Glendale
13″ x 6″ x 3″ – $1,600

 

“Conspiracy of Ravens” by Lionel Samuels

"Conspiracy of Ravens" by Lionel Samuels

“Conspiracy of Ravens” by Lionel Samuels
18″ w x 4″ h x 1″ d – Inquire

 

 

 

 

“Hummingbird Panel” by Trevor Hunt

Hunt Trevor 36 dia Hummingbird Panel

“Hummingbird Panel” by Hunt Trevor
36″ diameter – Sold