WRIGHT, Robin K.




Author Tags: Anthropology, Art, First Nations, Haida Gwaii

In Northern Haida Master Carvers (2000), Robin K. Wright identifies the work of little-known Duncan Ginaawaan, brother-in-law of Albert Edward Edenshaw, and his clan-relative Dwight Wallace, both from Klinkwan, Alaska. She also looks at carvings by the earliest named Haida pole carver, Sqiltcange, and she distinguishes the works of Charles Edenshaw and Albert Edward Edenshaw. A curator of Native American art at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Wright teaches art history at the University of Washington and has edited A Time of Gathering: Native Heritage in Washington State (1991). In conjunction with the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate, she is planning an exhibit of the 29 house models that were commissioned by James Deans for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Charles Edenshaw
A Time of Gathering: Native Heritage in Washington State


BOOKS:

Wright, Robin K. (editor). A Time of Gathering: Native Heritage in Washington State (University of Washington Press, 1991).

Wright, Robin K. Northern Haida Master Carvers (Douglas & McIntyre, 2000).

[BCBW 2004] "Art" "Anthropology" "QCI" "First Nations"