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REID, Bill (1920 - 1998), Sculptor, goldsmith, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
REID, Bill (1920 - 1998), Sculptor, goldsmith, draughtsman

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Canadian, 20th century, male.

Born 12 January 1920, in the Queen Charlotte Islands; died 13 March 1998.

Sculptor, goldsmith, draughtsman.

Bill Reid's work offered a modern vision of Haïda culture, a native tribe from the West coast of Canada. His decorations on masts, canoes, pediments and trunks evoke traditional totem figures. Lévi-Strauss considered Reid to be one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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