Christopher White Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1962)

Christian White was born and raised in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia). His Haida name is Kilthguulans (Voice of Gold). He started carving argillite at the age of fourteen under the direction of his father, Morris White. He studied the work of the great carvers, especially of his great-great-grandfather Charles Edenshaw.
White’s masterful carving shows an advanced knowledge of Haida forms. He has developed his own personal style based on narrative story telling, incorporating the use of inlays of various materials. White also carves in wood, gold, silver, and ivory. His sculpture Raven Dancer was purchased for the permanent collection of the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology when he was only twenty-one years old.

He has constructed a major longhouse in his home village of Masset and has been involved in several major canoe building projects with his father. White is a dedicated teacher and cultural participant. He has also been active in the repatriation committee lobbying for the return of Haida artifacts and overseeing the reburial of human remains.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Rainy day, London
Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
watercolour (7.5x5 in)
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Sandy Cove in Fall
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (12x14 in) circa 1964
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Oh Hell
Alfred Joseph Casson
pencil crayon (7x10 in) 1972
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Spring Plowing
Manly MacDonald
oil (22x28 in) 1954
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Stooks Near Snowflake Manitoba
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
oil (15x19 in) 1923
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My Mom is Carrying Me
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (14x11 in) circa 2007
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Deer in Winter (Buck at Waters Edge)
Maud Lewis
Oil on Panel (12x9 in) circa 1950
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Gypsies 33/60
Sybil Andrews
lino-cut prints (10.75x13.75 in) 1939
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Wild Cherry
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (5.5x8.75 in) 1927
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The Silence of the Spirits
Robert Genn
Acrylic (24x30 in) 2011
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