George Pennier

For as long as he can remember, George Pennier has had an interest in Northwest Coast native art. His career as an artist began in his early teens.


Though he is largely self-taught, he attended a carving and design class in 1980 offered by Tony Hunt, the renowned Kwakwaka’wakw Artist. Pennier also studied under the guidance of Floyd Joseph and Stan Greene and apprenticed with Beau Dick and Francis Horne. His work is known for its refinement and intricate detail.


Currently, George Pennier works mainly in wood, creating masks bowls and plaques, although he has released several silkscreen prints and paints original work occasionally. He also began teaching workshops on Northwest Coast native art and design. Pennier’s is internationally renowned and can be found in collections throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.  


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Crescent Moon Portrait Mask
George Pennier (Salish)

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and g...

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories the Moon originated as chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$2,200.00