Ben Houstie

CULTURAL GROUP:
Heiltsuk

BORN:
November 20, 1960

BIRTHPLACE:
Bella Bella, BC (Waglisla)

Ben's works include original paintings, limited edition prints, carved cedar rattles, and paddles. He has worked with Cheryl Hall, Robert Hall, David Gladstone, and Beau Dick. In 1988, he worked under Bill Reid, painting several drums of Bill's designs and 20 paddles for the Canadian Museum of Civilzation in Ottawa. Both his first painting in 1977 and his first limited edition prints in 1987 were sold to Leona Lattimer Gallery. Ben also painted several reconstructed artworks in 2000 for the Museum of Anthropology's The Transforming Image exhibition at the University of British Columbia.