Artist of the moment……Marcel Russ

Marcel Russ is a wonderful artist representing the Haida (Raven Clan). Marcel Russ was born in Queen Charlotte Islands in the year 1973. Other artists in his family include his father Ron Russ.

Russ works as a jewelry designer, sculptor of totem poles, and graphic designer, and printmaker.

The artist learned how to work with argillite from his father. He started working with this stone when he was 8 years old. He began to work with wood when he was 12 years of age.

The artist also has an uncle named Chris Russ who is also an artist. It runs in the family genes! Through out  the Haida nation both sides of his families have been renowned for their work with argillite and wood carvings.

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $20,000.

In this clip a candid interview about giving back to your local community with Marcel Russ:

Another great family of artists to profile!

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