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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Marcelle Ferron
oil on canvas (42.5x28.75 in) 1956
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Sunbird II 3/5
Sorel Etrog
Bronze (96x36x36 in) circa 1962-1964
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Hemp Combs
William Kurelek
pen & ink (14.5x25 in) 1977
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Pair of Oxen with Cart and Figure
Maud Lewis
Oil on Panel (11.75x13.75 in)
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Bringing More Wood Into The House
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (18x24 in) 1976
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Ghosts of the Skeena Forest
Robert Genn
Acrylic (12x16 in) 2013
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Foret
Jean Paul Riopelle
oil on canvas (38x57.25 in) 1954
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Howe Sound
Walter Joseph Phillips
Watercolour (11.25x15.5 in) 1936
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Forest in Winter
Arthur Lismer
oil (24x20.3 in) 1918
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“Flowers” Big Moose Lake, Adirondacks NY
David Milne
Watercolour (11x15 in) 1923
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