Artist of the moment…….Bruce Alfred

 

Bruce Alfred is an outstanding artist born in Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in the year 1950.

Alfred was able to study under prominent Five Nations artists Richard Hunt and Don Cranmer.

One of the favorite mediums of Alfred is his production of wooden boxes. These boxes are often carved from red cedar.

Alfred enjoys soccer and was an avid player in his community.

The artist was one of Five Nations artists featured in a 1980 exhibition that brought Northwest Coast Art back into the international art scene.

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Here we view Bruce Alfred presenting one of his signature boxes to a regional historical government house:

The artist has produced commissioned works for a cultural museum in his area.

In this clip a brief interview with Bruce Alfred as he receives an award for his outstanding creativity!:

 

Alfred represents the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. The current population of the Kwakwaka’wakw is around 5,500.

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