Robert Davidson is the best-known living Haida artist in the world today. Being responsible for the rebirth of the Haida art form is no small feat. Single-handedly, Robert Davidson has changed the way we view and appreciate art from the Pacific Northwest. (The art form almost disappeared after the death of his great-grandfather, Charles Edenshaw, the last great Haida artist of the 19th century.) Robert Davidson creates artwork of exceptional mastery while he continually stretches the boundaries of Haida imagery.
Recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, Robert Davidson adds a new dimension to Haida art and culture through his sculpture, painting, printmaking, teaching and community leadership. The artist works on the Semiahmoo Reserve which straddles the Washington/British Columbia border and returns frequently to Haida Gwaii to refresh his spirit. "Fishing is an annual event in our lives," said Robert, "and it really slows me down to the natural cycles of life, such as the tides and the return of the salmon, and makes me realize how fragile our whole existence is."
Kinsman Robinson Galleries are pleased to include the Royal Ontario Museum among our distinguished clientele.
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