Artist of the moment…..Reg / Robert Davidson

Reg also known as Robert Davidson is a member of the Haida tribe is a magnificent artist who makes sculpture, paints, and even creates jewelry. Reg Davidson was born in the year 1946 in Hydaburg, Alaska. The Haida tribe is located in British Columbia on the Northwest coast of Canada and Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.

Grew up in a small village named Messett where he has lived all of his life. The artist picked up sculpting from his grandfather and father whilst a young child. In this brief clip he talks about his involving his ancestry with his art.

One of the most celebrated artists in all of Canada and has received awards such as the Order of Canada and was even elected the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.

And in this clip we hear from an art director about the work of Reg Davidson.

Among his favorite mediums is argillite. Argillite is a very soft rock that is formed from clay.

His graphic work and print work is a just as amazing as his masks! Though he is a very high caliber artist one can find works ranging from $1,000 to $125,000.

Another great artist website to visit, a link to Reg Davidson’s own website below:

http://www.robertdavidson.ca/

In this clip we visit the artist at his house/ studio and see him in action!

What a remarkably skilled and versatile artist to inspire us all to create something new this weekend!

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