Frank Paulson

Frank Paulson was born on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) and is a descendant of Master Haida argillite carver, Tom Price. He is a self-taught artist and has been engraving jewellery since 1986. His design influences are garnered from some of the most renowned Haida Artists such as Tom Price, Charles Edenshaw, John Robson and John Cross. More current influences are Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Nelson Cross and Don Yeomans.

Paulson is currently producing some of the finest Northwest Coast native jewellery pieces, working mainly in gold. His fine cut-out designs are both striking and elegant, displaying his unique and fine craftsmanship. Paulson draws his inspiration from the classic Haida crests, Eagle, Raven and Frog.

In the 1993 documentary Ravens and Eagles, which aired on the Knowledge Network, Paulson was prominently featured, revealing insight on his work as well as the man behind the art. Internationally renowned, his work can be found in collections all over the world.


4 items

Bear Ring
Frank Paulson (Haida)

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. Bear is one ...

$2,000.00

Eagle Ring
Frank Paulson (Haida)

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. Eagle is an ...

$3,000.00

Eagle Ring
Frank Paulson (Haida)

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. Eagle is an ...

$3,000.00

Haida Frog Pendant
Frank Paulson (Haida)

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.Frog is a cre...

$2,800.00