Canadian First Nations, 20th century, male. OBC (Order of British Columbia).
Born 12 January 1920, in the Queen Charlotte Islands (British Columbia); died 13 March 1998.
Sculptor, goldsmith, jewelry-maker, screen-printer, painter, and draughtsman.
Bill Reid was the son of a Haida First Nation mother, Sophie Gladstone Reid, of the Raven/Wolf clan, and an American father, William Ronald Reid. He was to become a leading expert on Haida art and culture and is credited with the modern resurgence of Haida carving, a skill which he had learnt from his maternal grandfather. His grandfather had himself received training from Charles Edenshaw, a Haida master carver of an earlier generation....