Heber Reece

Heber Reece is a Tsimshian artist who received his formal art training at the renowned K’san School of Native Art though he is mainly self-taught. There he studied under the guidance of important artists, such as Art Sterrit, Earl Muldoe and Vernon Stephens. In addition, Reece has collaborated with his brother, Henry, who is also recognized for his art. Reece takes the Killer whale, the great hunter of the ocean, as his family crest.  


His preferred medium is wood, but he also paints and creates jewellery pieces. Reece also studied jewellery making and design under the prominent Tsimshian artist, Henry Green. His preferred medium is wood, but he also produces works on paper.


In 1995, Reece helped with the carving of a 30 foot totem pole for the Common Wealth Games. His work can be found in galleries throughout the Northwest. Reece is currently living in Terrace, BC.


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Eagle Chief Mask
Heber Reece (Tsimshian)

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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