Haida Gwaii Raven by Alvin Child, Kwakwaka'wakw
Haida Gwaii Raven
by Alvin Child, Kwakwaka'wakw
silkscreen, edition of 200
22" tall x 21" wide
Alvin Child was born in Alert Bay, B.C. October 1962. He is a member of the Tsawataineuk band of the Kwakwaka'wakw people from Kingcome Inlet. His mother was from Kingcome Inlet and his father was from Port Simpson. Alvin's father's last name was Dudoward. His grandmother's last name was Flanders. His great grandmother's name was Sharlet Marks. Mrs. Marks was married to the Marks in Yan, B.C. in the Queen Charlottes. The Marks family crest was the Raven, then the Eagle and then the Killer Whale. Alvin studied Kwakwaka'wakw native artwork for over 12 years under the tutelage of the late John Livingston.