Christopher White Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1962)

Christian White was born and raised in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia). His Haida name is Kilthguulans (Voice of Gold). He started carving argillite at the age of fourteen under the direction of his father, Morris White. He studied the work of the great carvers, especially of his great-great-grandfather Charles Edenshaw.
White’s masterful carving shows an advanced knowledge of Haida forms. He has developed his own personal style based on narrative story telling, incorporating the use of inlays of various materials. White also carves in wood, gold, silver, and ivory. His sculpture Raven Dancer was purchased for the permanent collection of the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology when he was only twenty-one years old.

He has constructed a major longhouse in his home village of Masset and has been involved in several major canoe building projects with his father. White is a dedicated teacher and cultural participant. He has also been active in the repatriation committee lobbying for the return of Haida artifacts and overseeing the reburial of human remains.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Hauling Logs Coastal View
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (11.5x12.5 in) circa 1965
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Four Men Singing
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (24x36 in) 1981
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Carriage
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (8.5x12 in) circa 1955
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Loch Lomond
Adrian Dingle
oil on panel (8x15 in) 1960
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Grazing Buffalo
Frederick Arthur Verner
watercolour (12x23.5 in) 1906
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Looking for a Log
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (10x8 in)
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Quebec Farm
Robert Lougheed
oil on panel (8x10 in) 1938
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Tangle
Emily Carr
oil (37.25x24 in) 1937
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John Hunter
Nicholas de Grandmaison
pastel (19.75x14.5 in) 1938
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Sunset, Lake of the Woods 197/300
Walter Joseph Phillips
colour woodcut (7.125x8.375 in) 1928
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