Lyle Campbell

CULTURAL GROUP:
Haida

BORN:
1969

BIRTHPLACE:
Haida Gwaii

Lyle Campbell is part of the Eagle clan, and is a member of the Sta-Sta-aas-Songalth Tribe of the Kaighani Haida. He started drawing at the age of eight, and carving at the age of fourteen. Lyle spent two years studying formal design, and one year at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art at K'san in Hazelton, BC. He has had the privilege of working with many talented artists, including Haida artist Robert Davidson and Tsimshian artist Henry Green. While Lyle is perhaps best known for his wood carving, his skills are incredibly diverse. He has produced silver and gold jewellery, original paintings, and limited edition prints. In recent years, Lyle has been creating many large masks and totem poles. Between 2002 and 2007, Lyle created nine totem poles which ranged between eight and twelve feet in height.