Harris Smith

Harris Smith's work encompassed carving and painting bowls, platters, sculptures, large totem poles, and limited-edition prints. He was taught by his grandfather, Lalkawilas ("Chief Who Feasts the People til Morning"), and had been carving since 1973. Harris' work won several awards at BC Trade Shows and events. Harris was influenced by Willie Seaweed, Mungo Martin, and Tony Hunt. His two sons, Steve and Rod Smith, both trained under him and are well-established artists. In 2005, Harris, Rod, and Steve were all featured in the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 exhibition that opened at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY. Harris Smith passed away in 2005.

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