Over his lifetime, Bill Reid (1920 - 1998) created many historic sculptures, paintings jewellery pieces and serigraphs inspired by his Haida heritage. 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, have both been featured on the Canadian $20 bill. In addition to the immense praise he received for his artwork, Reid was also the recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1994. This volume showcases more than 150 of Reid's most significant works in beautiful photographs.
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Dr. Martine J. Reid Martine J. Reid, Ph.D., is a scholar, author and independent curator of Indigenous Northwest Coast art and culture. She is Honourary Chair of the Bill Reid Foundation and from 2008 to 2013 was Curator and Director of Content and Research at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. Dr. Reid is currently working on Bill Reid: Catalogue Raisonne. She was married to Bill Reid for nearly half his creative life, during which most of his monumental works were created.