John Alexander

John Alexander is a jewellery artist of Gitksan ancestry. He apprenticed under, and now works with, well-known Northwest Coast artist, Phil Janzé.

Alexander’s initial introduction to Northwest Coast Native art and design was made by Haida Artist, Don Yeomans. Alexander has also studied Fine Art at Langara College in Vancouver, BC. He first learned sketching and painting, and has since then taken up the art of goldsmithing.

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Killer Whale Bracelet
John Alexander (Gitxsan)

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, ki...

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.

$500.00