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Mungo Martin

 (1884 - 1962)
Mungo Martin was active/lived in British Columbia / Canada.  Mungo Martin is known for carver of masks, totems.

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Mungo Martin (Chief NaKePenkim) was one of the Northwest Coast's most significant artists and mentors, a man who greatly contributed to the preservation of traditional Kwakwaka'wakw culture, and instigated its resurgence.

Martin restored poles and house posts for the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology and for the Provincial Museum of British Columbia, and was chief carver at the latter institution's Thunderbird Park. He also replicated and created new feast dishes, masks, dance screens and other objects of utilitarian and ceremonial uses, and recorded many of the oral histories, traditions and 400 songs he knew. In addition, he carved a half-scale replica of the house in which he was born, and to dedicate it, he   ...  Displaying 750 of 14473 characters.

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Detail of Centennial Totem at Maritime Museum, Vancouver 100 feet tall, red cedar carved by Mungo Martin, assisted by Henry Hunt and David Martin
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