Jim Hart is active/lives in British Columbia / Canada. Jim Hart is known for wood carving, jewelry making, printmaking.
Jim Hart Artist Photo Courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.
Biography Jim Hart
Below excerpt from: "Reid Controversy" - The Canadian Encyclopedia (online)
In 1980, Haida artist Jim Hart was 27 and unfamiliar with city ways
when he first arrived in Vancouver from the Queen Charlottes.
When his plane touched down at Vancouver airport, it seemed there were
more people in the baggage claim area than in his entire home town of
Masset. A slim but powerful carver with a long black ponytail, Hart
soon got word that [Bill] Reid [see AskART] wanted him to work for
him. Little did he know that his first job would involve carving
the finishing details - known as "surfacing" or putting "the skin on
the bird," as one artist describes it. At $10 an hour, Reid
wanted him to surface his masterful
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