Art Sterritt

Born in 1948 in Kisgegas, Northern British Columbia, Art Sterritt is of Gitksan/Tsimshian ancestry. Sterritt, who also goes by the name Myanxa, trained as a carver and printmaker at the historical village, museum, and art school, 'Ksan, near the former nineteenth-century village of Gitanmaax. His totem poles can be found in the collections of the Canadian Museum of History in Hull and Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. In 1973 he produced a limited edition of silkscreen prints on paper through Canadian Native Prints Limited. Art Sterritt currently resides in Prince Rupert, B.C., and remains active as a maker of ceremonial headdresses and totem poles for the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en peoples.

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