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.


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Split Eagle Ring
Frank Paulson (Haida)

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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