Bill Reid Collected

Bill Reid Collected

Martine J. Reid
Regular price CAD $20.00

In this third instalment of the Collected series, the work of Bill Reid is showcased with beautiful photographs of his many sculptures, carvings, jewellery and paintings inspired by the culture and themes of his Haida Gwaii heritage.

Over his lifetime, Bill Reid created many historic pieces of art including the large bronze sculpture The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, nicknamed the Jade Canoe and displayed at the Vancouver International Airport, and The Raven and the First Men, a yellow cedar carving. Both are featured on the Canadian $20 bill. In addition to the immense praise for his artwork, Reid received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1994. He continued to create stunning sculptures up until his death in 1998.

Bill Reid Collected features the largest chronological collection of memorable works of Reid’s career in full-colour photographs and images to date. Along with an introductory essay by Dr. Martine J. Reid, this collection pays tribute to one of Canada's most renowned First Nations artists.

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Martine Reid is an author and independent curator in the field of Northwest Coast art. She was born and educated in France, where she graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). In 1975, she moved to Vancouver to pursue her studies, earning her doctorate in anthropology from UBC. Her collaboration with the Kwakwaka’wakw people resulted in the award-winning as-told-to biography, Paddling to Where I Stand: Agnes Alfred, Qwiqwasutinuxw Noble Woman, (UBC Press, 2004). Martine was married to the late Haida artist Bill Reid for nearly half of his creative life and was instrumental in the creation of The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver (2008), for which she was director of content and curator (2010-2013). Her passion for the arts of the Northwest Coast, past and present, led her to curate many national and international exhibitions, authoring numerous articles and books on Northwest Coast aesthetic anthropology. Martine is a member of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association and is currently compiling Bill Reid’s Catalogue Raisonne.