Artist of the moment……Glen Rabena

Glen Rabena is an adopted member of the Haida Nation. He surely is one of my favorite artists because his work is a blend of great drawing and the traditional Haida style. Many times the birds and animals are depicted as flat shapes. Rabena’s use of line is great and creates a liveliness in his work that one could easily compare to the Nine Old Men of Disney. Rabena is a printmaker, sculpor, and illustrator.

Glen Rabena was born in Wapato, Washington.

The artist began working in a Northwest Coast style in 1970.

For his artistic education Rabena attended the Kitanmax School of Northwest Coast Art at K’san.

He was adopted into the Eagle Clan during a ceremony that took place in 1987.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Its great to see someone from a different culture become so interested in another culture!

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3 Comments »

  1. nannus Said:

    Very interesting how this artist is using the traditional form elements of the Northwest Coast stile to draw images of animals and even plants outside of the normal set of raven, eagle, bear, orca and thunder bird. A fascinating blend of tradition and innovation. And very beautiful.

    • diattaart1 Said:

      I am sure the Haida nation eagerly adopted this inspiring artist for his blend of Five Nations Art. As you stated, very innovative!

  2. Geoff Said:

    I have a limited print of glen rabena from 1986 … It depicts a sparrow . Please could anyone pass on any information or express an interest


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