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Dwayne Simeon is a multi-talented artist, working as a woodcarver, painter and jewellery maker. He is a master carver of high quality in all of these media, keeping with traditional museum quality Northwest Coast art.
In 1977, Simeon entered an apprenticeship under renowned artists Tony Hunt and John Livingston. Over the next few years, he studied jewellery design at the Vancouver Vocational Institute, as well as, silkscreen production with Philip Oppenheimer at the Vancouver Indian Centre. From 1983 to 1986, Simeon taught three woodcarving and design courses in Vancouver.
During the important exhibition, Down from the Shimmering Sky held at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Simeon participated in the Artist In Residence program.
Simeon works in Kwakwaka'wakw, Haida, and Bella Coola styles. He has studied these styles of design and their accompanying histories. His art can be found in numerous museums, galleries, and private collections in Canada and the United States.
Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...
Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions. Killer Whale...
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