Bill (William Ronald) Reid
(1920 - 1998)
Bill (William Ronald) Reid was active/lived in British Columbia, Ontario / Canada. Bill Reid is known for wood carving, sculpture, prints, graphics, jewelry making.
Biography Bill (William Ronald) Reid
William Ronald Reid (AKA: Bill Reid) was a very important Canadian
sculptor, carver, print maker, graphic artist, jewellery maker,
illustrator, author and broadcaster. He elevated the stature of
Haida (Indian) art from the category of an ethnological curiosity to a
highly respected fine art form. Since his death, the degree of
his contribution to the 20th Century renaissance of Haida art and even
the authorship of some of his best known works has become
controversial. However, there is no dispute that he was Haida
art's most famous leader in the last three decades of the century and
of his life.
He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
and died in Vancouver, British Columbia where he had lived muc
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