Art Thompson

Art Thompson was encouraged by his grandmother to learn about his cultural heritage and art after being injured in a logging accident. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art and Camosun College in Victoria and began to take part in Nuu-chah-nulth ceremonial life.

His earliest prints set a standard for Northwest Coast graphics, and he is one of the most accomplished designers, as is evident in his graphics, jewelry, and sculpture. Thompson’s work can be found in many museum, corporate, and private collections.


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Eagles Panel
Art Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

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