Unknown Tsimshian Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

Traditionally, artistic production was stimulated by the complex organization of clans, secret society performances and by potlatches, which are large feasts where name, rank or hereditary privileges are claimed through dances, speeches and the distribution of property. Most Tsimshian art depicts myths, tales and the associated supernatural beings. Humans, animals, birds, and fish were also portrayed. Crests were represented through carvings and paintings on house poles, interior posts, totem poles, house fronts, beams, rafters and ceremonial entrances. The style of Tsimshian art is said to be more closely related to that of the Tlingit than to any other group on the coast. Traditional Tsimshian colours include blues, reds, yellows, blue-greens, black and white.

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Route 15
Jean Paul Lemieux
oil on canvas (32.5x43 in) 1965
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Deer Overlooking Village (Deer Pair and Village at Sunset)
Maud Lewis
Oil on Panel (12x14 in) circa 1966
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Woodland, October 1962
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on panel (12x14.75 in) 1962
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Woodland, Don Valley
Charles Comfort
oil on panel (10x12 in) 1935
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From the North Shore, Lake Superior
Lawren Harris
oil on panel (10.5x13.5 in) 1925
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Winter - Prairie Perspective
Robert N. Hurley
watercolour (11x15.5 in) 1963
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Modality Series, Spring Awakening 854A
Jock MacDonald
oil on canvas (30x24 in) 1937
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Lost Channel, Moira River
Manly MacDonald
oil on canvas (20x26 in) 1942
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Quebec From Levis
Robert Pilot
oil on panel (7x9.5 in) 1928
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Howe Sound
Walter Joseph Phillips
Watercolour (11.25x15.5 in) 1936
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