Marcel Russ

CULTURAL GROUP:
Haida

BORN:
March 10, 1973

BIRTHPLACE:
Haida Gwaii

Marcel Russ belongs to the Raven clan. He acquired his training and experience from noted artists such as Robert Davidson (Haida), Dempsey Bob (Tahltan/Tlingit), Ron Russ (Haida), Henry Green (Tsimshian), and Bill Reid (Haida). Marcel carves intricate jewellery pieces in silver and gold, sometimes combining argillite and different types of wood to produce unique pieces. A lot of his work is based on specific Haida legends and stories. Marcel has also pushed the boundaries of traditional forms and shapes to create a very modern and contemporary design element in his work. In the spring of 1999, Marcel exhibited with his father at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, NY. In 2008, Marcel was one of fourteen argillite carvers featured in Carol Sheehan’s book Breathing Stone.