Beau Dick

Darrin Martens
Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

Book Description

Although foremost known as an artist, Beau Dick was actively engaged in all aspects of Kwakwaka’wakw culture: studying and revivifying the traditions of carving, dancing, and storytelling. Beau Dick presents eighty of the artist’s finest masks and contextualizes his work within the Kwakwaka’wakw tradition, while also showing how Dick incorporated contemporary Western influences. Dick’s craftsmanship and artistry have been noted for being strongly influenced by traditional pieces and techniques, but are particularly unique for their incorporation of contemporary and Western influences as well. 

Author Bio

Darrin Martens is the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chief Curator at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia. He previously worked as the director of the Nisga’a Museum in Northern BC, and as the director-curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery.