Reg Davidson


August 29, 1954

Masset, Haida Gwaii

Reg is from the Eagle Clan. He began carving in 1972. He is influenced by his family of acclaimed Haida artists, including brother Robert Davidson, father Claude Davidson, grandmother Florence Davidson, and great-grandfather Charles Edenshaw. His many published and widely exhibited works include limited edition prints, silver and gold jewellery, masks, helmets, large poles, rattles, argillite sculptures, and drums. Reg is also an accomplished singer and dancer with the Rainbow Creek Dancers, a Haida Dance group formed in 1980 by Reg and Robert. Among his many interesting commissions was a major totem pole project that was ordered by the successful British artist, Damien Hirst, in 2006. In 2008, Reg received a British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations' Art.