Artist of the moment………..Rupert Scow

 

Rupert Scow was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada in the year 1957. Scow comes from a family tree full of artists including Mungo Martin. Scow represents the Kwakwaka’wakw of the First Nations Tribes.

The artist attended the Native Education College located Vancouver, British Columbia.

Scow works mainly as a carver of masks and totem poles. He has studied with many artists profiled here including Wayne Alfred.

What I enjoy most about this artist is his great use of color. Where as many masks seem to use the traditional black and red, Scows works stands out in a gallery with his great use of color and the unique and very expressive masks he produces. His characters have very individual expressions, its as if he has captured the spirit of someone rather than a likeness.

From the Museum of Anthropology a brief segment on the artist:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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