Beau Dick

Beau's many works include: masks, bowls, rattles, drums, original paintings and limited edition prints. He began carving at a very early age, studying under his father, Benjamin and his grandfather, James Dick. He has worked with Tony and Henry Hunt, Bill Reid, Doug Cranmer and Robert Davidson. His many important pieces are in the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Heard Museum (Phoenix), the Burke Museum (Seattle) and the B.C. Provincial Museum. Beau danced and performed at the Opening Ceremony of Expo 1986, and it was during this same year that he designed the ‘Hands of Friendship’ logo for Lattimer Gallery. In May of 1998, his work was featured at the reopening of Canada-House in London, England. In 2005, he was included in the highly successful exhibition 'Totems to Turquoise' which opened in New York and then came to Vancouver. Beau is dedicated to learning about historical Kwakwaka'wakw and Northwest Coast artwork, and he uses many older pieces to fuel his creative processes. Beau is always experimenting with new formats and new techniques in his work, and he has been a teacher to many younger artists.