Robert Davidson Prints

Enjoy this collection of serigraph prints by Robert Davidson.

Robert Davidson is one of Canada's most important contemporary artists. He has been immensely influential in the direction that modern Northwest Coast art has developed over the last six decades. He is a master in every medium, including wood, gold, silver, argillite, silkscreen and bronze.

Davidson belongs to the Eagle clan and his Haida name is Guud San Glans, Eagle of the Dawn. Born in Hydaburg, Alaska, in 1946, he grew up in Old Massett, Haida Gwaii. At the early age of 13, he received training as an argillite and wood carver from his father, Claude Davidson, and grandfather, Robert Davidson Sr. Davidson’s great grandfather, Charles Edenshaw, was a renowned turn-of-the-century Haida artist. Much of Davidson’s cultural knowledge of Haida traditions was passed down to him by his paternal grandmother Florence Davidson, who had been raised in the old Haida ways.

In the late 1960s, Davidson apprenticed with Bill Reid and studied at the Vancouver School of Art. In 1969 he carved and raised a 40-foot totem pole in Old Massett which was the first to be raised in the village since 1871.

In 1995 he received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for his contribution to First Nations art and culture. He has received the Order of British Columbia, and in 1996 was awarded the prestigious Order of Canada. He received both the Governor General’s Award for Visual Arts and the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts in 2010. In 2019 Robert was the subject of the documentary Haida Modern. Robert is currently carving a 22 foot totem pole with the Douglas Reynolds Gallery.

13 items

Sgaarang Xyaalang Sdang (Two Dancing)
Robert Davidson (Haida)

Edition /51 Available Framed for $2,000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /51 Available Framed for $2,000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$1,500.00

The Gift
Robert Davidson (Haida)

1998Edition /125Available framed for $1,700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The Gift se...

1998Edition /125Available framed for $1,700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The Gift serigraph was released in honour of, and to assist in raising funds for, a 1998 White Rock commission that was completed with Salish artist, Susan Point. The White Rock detachment of the RCMP approached Davidson about a possible totem pole commission to commemorate their 125th anniversary, as well as to recognize the strained history between the First Nations and the RCMP. Davidson suggested Salish ...

$1,200.00

Fisherman's Delight
Robert Davidson (Haida)

Edition /81 Available framed for $2,350 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. "Based on a 201...

Edition /81 Available framed for $2,350 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. "Based on a 2019 acrylic-on-canvas work of the same title. At that time, Davidson explained the work's inspiration: 'I went fishing with Reg and his friend Tom Wylie last summer. I was really taken because they were charged with excitement. They kept handing me a rod but I was just happy to watch because they were really interesting... When we went to the river to fish we were excited to know that we had repleni...

$1,800.00

Raven Stealing the Moon
Robert Davidson (Haida)

1977 Edition /75 Available Framed for $3,500 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigenous...

1977 Edition /75 Available Framed for $3,500 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics ...

$3,000.00

hlGed sda sGwaansang (Two Working Together)
Robert Davidson (Haida)

Edition /49 Available framed for $3,200 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.   hlGed sda sGw...

Edition /49 Available framed for $3,200 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.   hlGed sda sGwaansang means "closely related" or "two working together" and references a bow and arrow.

$2,500.00

Wintertime
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2015 Edition /75 Available framed for $2,000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The origin...

2015 Edition /75 Available framed for $2,000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The original painting to this print edition appears in “Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse” which is the accompanying book to the exhibition that took place at both the Seattle Art Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian, in 2014. The painting is described on page 80: "Haida life has for generations been dominated by the seasonal rounds of available foods, most of which are preserved in spring,...

$1,500.00

Sisters of the Underworld
Robert Davidson (Haida)

1998 Edition 9/75 This print is only available framed. Please contact the gallery directly. Dogfi...

1998 Edition 9/75 This print is only available framed. Please contact the gallery directly. Dogfish is a small variety of shark found on the Northwest Coast. It is distinguished by its distinctive gills, triangular teeth and split pupils. Dogfish is known to represent assertiveness and persistence.

$5,800.00

Butterflies
Robert Davidson (Haida)

1977 Edition /75 Available Framed for $2,800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigenous...

1977 Edition /75 Available Framed for $2,800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics ...

$2,500.00

Killer Whale
Robert Davidson (Haida)

1975Edition /295This print is only available framed. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigen...

1975Edition /295This print is only available framed. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristi...

$1,600.00

sk'ug sdang (Two Dog Salmon)
Robert Davidson (Haida)

Edition /97 Available framed for $2,000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. "Two Dog Salmon...

Edition /97 Available framed for $2,000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. "Two Dog Salmon is a reminder that the Salmon mysteriously returns each year to lay its eggs. We continually trust the process and that it will continue. We must support and nurture the environment to ensure that we have a future." - Robert Davidson Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through fami...

$1,500.00

Supernatural Beings
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2019Edition /79Available framed for $2,250 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."Supernatural...

2019Edition /79Available framed for $2,250 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."Supernatural Beings is one of two designs that I did based on a discussion with artist/weaver Cheryl Samuel about pushing the design possibilities for robes and aprons. I received feedback from the weavers that it could not be done but also interest from some who were willing to try." - Robert Davidson

$1,800.00

Kugann jaad Giidii - Child of Mouse Woman
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2016 Edition /71 Available framed for $2,300 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The origin...

2016 Edition /71 Available framed for $2,300 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The original to the print "kugann jaad giidii" - Child of Mouse Woman, was an acrylic painting on canvas that was featured in Robert's exhibition, Abstract Edge, which opened at the Museum of Anthropology in 2004 and toured across Canada to various locations. Mouse Woman is known throughout the Northwest Coast under different names, and is sometimes represented in the art of Bill Reid and Robert Davidson in...

$1,500.00

Bird in the Air
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2016 Edition /72 Available framed for $3,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The origi...

2016 Edition /72 Available framed for $3,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The original to the print, Bird in the Air, is an acrylic painting on canvas that was part of Davidson's 2013 show, Abstract Impulse, which showed at the Seattle Art Museum and then traveled to the Smithsonian in New York City. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have v...

$2,100.00