David R. Boxley


July 27, 1981

Metlakatla, AK

David Robert Boxley is the eldest son of the renowned carver David Albert Boxley. From a young age, David was passionate and proud of his culture. He began carving under the instruction of his father at six years old, and around this same time he also began to travel around the United States to assist his father in raising totem poles and teaching people about Tsimshian culture. In 2009, David began apprenticing under famous Haida artist Robert Davidson, and he formally completed this apprenticeship with recognition at a potlatch Robert held in October, 2016. In addition to carving full-time, every year David and his father lead their dance group, the Git-Hoan Dancers, in performances around North America.