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Born 1926, Masset BC
Primrose Adams is a member of the Raven Clan and one of the finest makers of Northwest Coast cedar and spruce weavings. She creates hats and baskets in the traditional Haida method passed on to her by her mother-in-law, Selina Peratrovich. She is a descendent of the celebrated Haida artist Charles Edenshaw, and the daughter of Florence Edenshaw Davidson. Her daughter, Isabel Rorick, is a master spruce root weaver, with her work in multiple museums, galleries, and private collections around the world.
She was honored by her nephew, renowned Haida artist, Robert Davidson, with the release of his print titled, “The Seven Ravens.” Davidson’s seven aunts have been influential and supportive of his work throughout his life. Adams wove a potlatch hat for him in 1981.
Her work has been included in the 2005 “Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2” exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. In 2008, Adams was featured in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s “Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art” exhibition. In 2011, she was named the recipient of the Creative Lifetime Achievement Award for First Nations' Art, a prestigious award given to an artist who has made a profound impact on the community and First Nations' culture. Her work can be found in public and private collections around the world, including Chicago’s Field Museum.