Fisherman’s Delight by Robert Davidson (Haida)

Framing Option


  • Unframed: 30 inches x 30 inches
  • Framed: 36 inches x 36 inches

Printing Technique: Serigraph

Year: 2022

Limited edition: This is a limited edition of 81 prints.


Based on the a 2019 acrylic-on-canvas work of the same title. At that time, Davidson explained the work's inspiration: "I went fishing with Reg and his friend Tom Wylie last summer. I was really taken because they were charged with excitement. They kept handing me a rod but I was just happy to watch because they were really interesting...When we went to the river to fish we were excited to know that we had replenished the food supply. Reg has constantly replenished the halibut and salmon for freezers in the village because he feels the need and so few people own boats.”

By Haida Artist, Robert Davidson, Guud Sans Glans: 

For more than fifty years now, Robert Davidson has worked as an artist and has produced an internationally acclaimed body of work. His work is found in a number of private and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of History in Hull, Quebec, the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. His Haida name is Guud Sans Glans which means "Eagle of the Dawn".

Davidson’s passion to revive and perpetuate a variety of forms of Haida cultural expression, including song, dance and ceremony, has fueled his remarkable output throughout the years. He has been responsible among other things for carving and raising the first totem pole in his hometown of Massett in nearly 90 years when he was just 22 years old. His inspiration was to give his elders a chance to celebrate culture in a way they had not been able to in their lifetimes.

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