Haida artist Robert Davidson is one of two to receive the first aboriginal lifetime achievement awards offered by the province.
Mr. Davidson is known throughout the world as a master carver of totem poles and masks as well as a printmaker, painter and jeweler. He learned from his father Claude and grandfather and has evolved into a leading figure in the renaissance of Haida art. He has also received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada.
Mr. Davidson will receive the award Tuesday in Vancouver. Also receiving the same honour was Dempsey Bob, the master Tahtlan-Tlingit carver.
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