Ed Russ Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

Ed Russ was born in 1953 in Masset a small community on the northern coast of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). He is a member of the Eagle clan of the Haida nation and his Haida name is Gitajung. His parents are Harold Minaker and Eleanor Russ.
Ed began carving argillite in 1972 and quickly became a full time artist working mostly in argillite and occasionally producing jewellery in gold and silver. His younger brother Gary Minaker-Russ began living with his brother and family while still in his mid-teens, and he soon began carving argillite under Ed’s direction. Gary is now a major argillite carver in his own right.
Ed has been included in all the major documentation on argillite carving including the books “Pipes that won’t Smoke and Coal that won’t Burn” by Carol Shehan—a catalogue of the feature argillite exhibition at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, and “Argillite” by Leslie Drew and Douglas Wilson. His work is included in numerous museum collections including the Haida Gwaii Museum at Qay’Ilnagaay in Skidegate, British Columbia. Like most argillite carvers, he is largely collected privately and he has developed an enthusiastic international audience. Douglas Wilson, in the book argillite, accredits Ed Russ with introducing new stylistic innovations to argillite carving which is now part of his recognizable style.

Historical Sale Highlights

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House With Porch
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on panel (18x18 in) 2012
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Bow Peak, Bow Lake
Walter Joseph Phillips
watercolour (10x14.5 inch) 1935
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Rockwood
Alfred Joseph Casson
Oil on Panel (9.25x11 in) 1935
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Untitled
Norval Morrisseau
oil on paper (62.5x32 in) 1971
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Sketch of Tom Thomson
Arthur Lismer
oil on panel (9.75x7 in) 1914
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Boats in the Harbour
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (11.75x13.75 in) circa 1958
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March Sun
Alexander Young Jackson
Oil on Panel (8x10.5 in) 1922
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Severn Bridge
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on panel (9.5x11.75 in) 1926
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Mongoose Lake, Agawa Canyon, Algoma
Alexander Young Jackson
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1919
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The Hillside Home
Robert Lougheed
oil on panel (10x12 in) 1938
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