By Lattimer Gallery
Posted in News, on September 24, 2020
The Haida Nation and BC art world unexpectedly lost a hugely talented and popular artist this past summer. Ben Davidson, son of acclaimed Haida artist Robert Davidson, died suddenly on August 15th. Ben was exceptionally talented, transforming wood, metal, paint, and paper into exquisite creations that were traditional, whimsical, and full of life - just like him. He was a member of the Rainbow Creek Dance Group from a very young age and believed in the importance of learning and sharing Haida culture wherever he went. Like a true Raven, Ben always enjoyed a good prank, especially when he pulled one over on others - which was regularly. Ben is survived by his five children and wife, Tawni.