Artist of the moment…..Art Thompson

First of all what a great name for an artist! Art Thompson was born in the year 1948 in a small villlage named Whyac located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. His heritage includes two nations, the Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth nations. Art Thompson was an all around artist making totem poles, masks, and jewelry.

His father and grandfather were renown artists producing totem poles and masks.

The artist developed tuberculosis and spent much time in hospital as a child.

Started to work at age 13 in the logging industry.

For his artistic education Art Thompson attended the Camosun College in Victoria. Whilst in college he studied commercial design and also came back to his roots. He started to use ideas and images from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation.

Art Thompson passed away in 2003.

price range information: Most serigraphs or prints priced between $500 and $1,000. No pricing available for masks, totem poles, or jewelry.

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