Simon Charlie Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1920 - 2005)

Hwunumetse' (Simon Charlie 1920-2005) renowned Coast Salish Master Carver and Elder was named a 2003 recipient of the Order of Canada for his contribution to education and preservation of his cultural heritage, its legends and stories. In addition, Charlie received the National Centennial Medal in 1967 and the Order of British Columbia in 2001.

In over 30 years of carving traditional Cowichan Coast Salish art, Simon Charlie estimated he had carved the equivalent of 22 logging truckloads of cedar logs. His totem poles stand in the Royal B.C. Museum, the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, and from Washington State to New York, Chicago, Holland, New Zealand and Australia. His artworks and masks are found in collections in North and South America, Europe and Japan.

He taught heritage, culture and traditions to his people, and to non-aboriginals as well. He was passionately committed to the preservation and maintenance of the traditions, language, arts and culture of his people. His dedication to passing on his knowledge to the younger generation by mentoring young Coast Salish artists in traditional methods and designs can not easily be matched.

The Coast Salish style is straightforward and simple. Their pieces were created for use rather than show, and Simon Charlie's feathering technique enhances the clean, strong form.

Historical Sale Highlights

Following is a random selection of collectible works we have previously sold. Refresh this page to see more items.

Deer Standing in the Water, (Buck among Waterlilies)
Maud Lewis
oil on board (11.5x9 in) circa 1950
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The Bridge - Old Young St, York Mills
James Edward Hervey MacDonald
oil (8.75x10.5 in) 1918
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Watching the Evening Flight
Clarence Tillenius
Oil on Canvas (10x14 in) 1980
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Evening Light, Moraine Lake
Stanley Royle
oil (16x20 in) 1939
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Skier
Leo Mol
ceramic (10x4.75x3 in) 1950
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Tranquility
Rita Letendre
acrylic on canvas (30x40 in) 1970
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Prairie Perspective
Robert N. Hurley
watercolour (9x13.75 in) 1961
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View Towards Beaver Hall
Kathleen Morris
oil on panel (10.5x14 in)
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Cutting Bannock on the Table
Allen Sapp
acrylic (24x30 in) 1974
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Crusader II Study 4/10
Sorel Etrog
Bronze (6.5x4 x1.5 in) 1976
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