Earl Muldon

CULTURAL GROUP:
Gitksan

BORN:
May 16, 1936

BIRTHPLACE:
Kispiox, BC

Earl Muldon is Hereditary Chief of the House of Delgamuukw. He is from the Beaver-Eagle Clan. His many widely exhibited works include large totem poles, masks, bentboxes, spoons, rattles, bowls, house fronts, limited edition prints, original paintings, and gold and silver jewellery, including repoussé. Earl is a master carver in the Northwest Coast tradition, and has undertaken, both jointly and individually, some of the largest commissions for Native art in North America. This includes a major totem pole restoration/replication project for the Gitanyow (Kitwancool) Hereditary Chiefs, and the carved entry doors for the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He instructed at 'Ksan (Kitanmaax) School from 1969-84. In 2011, he received the prestigious Order of Canada from the Federal Government for his cultural contributions.