“Three Watchmen” Art Print | Haida Artist Reg Davidson

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This is your chance to own a limited edition art print by award-winning Haida artist Reg Davidson. This print launched in 2021 and there are only 76 pieces available.

Reg Davidson, along with his brother Robert Davidson, was awarded the Order of Canada in 2022, for his artistic accomplishments & advancement of the Haida culture. 

Dimensions: 

  • Unframed: 11 inches x 14 inches
  • Framed: 24 1/4 inches x 30 1/4 inches (framed is edition 71 out of 76)

Material: 

  • Unframed: Fine art paper
  • Framed:  Fine art paper, red wood frame, glass

Meet the Artist: 

Reg Davidson, Skil kaat’laas, of Old Masset, Haida Gwaii, BC (b. 1954) of Ts’aahl laanas Eagle Clan began his career as artist around 1969.

A master Haida Artist recognized for his numerous and significant contributions to protecting and advancing Haida culture. He is known for producing significant traditional ceremonial objects such as masks, bentwood drums and dance regalia. An accomplished dancer and singer with the Rainbow Creek Dancers, a Haida dance group formed in 1980 by Reg and his brother Robert Davidson, he shares his passion of his culture, art and life with his grandchildren.  As an avid fisherman, he has provided his elders with food while participating in ecological protection projects that help safeguard the abundance of sea life in Haida Gwaii. Reg’s carvings have been commissioned locally and internationally, and many can be viewed right in BC, including a large sculpture grouping of the Blind Halibut Fisherman at Vancouver International Airport. Over many decades of committed artistry, Reg at his studio, has trained, taught and employed many artists who live in and off Haida Gwaii. With no art schools in Haida Gwaii, Reg has become a mentor of artistic education for younger local artists and has a new collaboration of eco-friendly fashion with Wendy Van Reisen creator of Dahlia Drive called Yaahlguudtsai -  Raven, Eagles, Polka Dots; sustainable women's clothing celebrating Haida formline.

Reg’s most recent project was a memorial pole in dedication to the life of his nephew Ben Davidson and in 2022 is the recipient of the Order of Canada and the Fulmer Award of Distinction presented to an  individual who has helped ensure that BC is a place filled with astonishing craft, with unique and immensely expressive power and continuous wonder. 

Artist Statement: On the top of Haida totem poles, some of them have three watchmen. In the old days, the totem poles faced the water. So the watchmen were on the top of the pole and one figure looked straight out, one looked to the north, and one looked to the south. These watchmen were watching over the village. 

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