Fred Davis


September 15, 1955 (d. 2014)

Masset, Haida Gwaii

Fred studied with many other young carvers in Masset, including Richard Yeltatzie and Ron Wilson. Inspired by Bill Reid and Robert Davidson, Fred has been carving for over 25 years. He is a descendant through his mother’s and grandmother’s lineage of the Raven Clan from the ancient community of the Skedans. The people of the Skedans were considered to be the leaders in setting new trends in the arts. Fred carves masks, poles, rattles, drums, argillite, gold, and gold and silver jewellery. He is well-known for his miniatures, and he is also one of the few Northwest Coast artists to work in Mastodon ivory. Fred Davis passed away in 2014.