George David

CULTURAL GROUP:
Nuu-chah-nulth

BORN:
1940

BIRTHPLACE:
Alert Bay, BC

George is the son of Hyacinth, and the brother of well-known Nuu-chah-nulth artist, Joe David. He works in a variety of mediums to produce original works including masks, drums, paintings, limited edition prints, and totem poles. George's first print was produced in 1976 from an original painting on a drum through the Vancouver Museum. In August 1988, George and Joe carved a 30-foot totem pole in honour of their parents, which was erected at Tillicum Village on Blake Island. It was the first Nuu-cha-nulth style pole carved in a century. George was featured in the Out of the Mist exhibition in Victoria, BC.