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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Gimli 79/100
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (8.5x10.25 in) 1935
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Untitled Abstract
Paterson Ewen
oil on canvas (20x24 in) 1957
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Valley Farm, St. Tite des Caps
Alexander Young Jackson
Oil on Panel (8.5x10.5 in) circa 1933
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Colourful Neighbourhood
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on Panel (24x24 in) 2012
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Late Summer, Centre Island
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (48x24 in) 1972
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Practical Jokes in Threshing Time
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (22x11.75 in) 1969
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Stopped to Borrow Something
Allen Sapp
acrylic (16x20 in) 1976
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Cutting Wood for the House
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (14x11 in) circa 2005
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Mountain Valley Scene
Ernest Lindner
Watercolour (15.25x10.75 in)
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Sunset, LOTW
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) 2011
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