Francis Horne (Sr.)
Francis Horne is largely a self-taught artist and has learned from his elders, especially the accomplished artist Chief Simon Charlie. Horne has four talented brothers that also carve; Aubrey, Doug, Howard, and Perry LaFortune.
Specializing in large house poles, masks and limited edition prints, Horne has been carving for 25 years. From 1986 to 1987, he carved five poles for Duncan, BC, known as the "City of Totem Poles" on Vancouver Island, and also began working in silver to create jewelry. He mostly works in the traditional Northern style.
In 1988, Horne was invited to Singapore to demonstrate totem pole carving. Today his totem poles have been acquired by numerous collectors, and his works can be found in a range of public and private collections around the world.