Charles Edenshaw is one of Canada’s Northwest Coast art icons and one of Haida Gwaii’s most widely distributed artists. For the first time a survey of over 200 examples of Edenshaw’s work are displayed in one place – the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Entitled simply, Charles Edenshaw, the exhibition runs from October 26 to February 2 and presents art from public, private and family collections from across the globe.
Edenshaw was born in 1839 in Skidegate on the east coast of Graham Island in the archipelago of Haida Gwaii. Edenshaw was known as one of the islands’ strongest silver, argillite (a rare black stone found in the area) and wood carvers and went by the Haida name Da.a xiigang. Continue reading:
First-ever survey of Haida artist Charles Edenshaw debuts at Vancouver Art Gallery