Ed Russ Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

Ed Russ was born in 1953 in Masset a small community on the northern coast of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). He is a member of the Eagle clan of the Haida nation and his Haida name is Gitajung. His parents are Harold Minaker and Eleanor Russ.
Ed began carving argillite in 1972 and quickly became a full time artist working mostly in argillite and occasionally producing jewellery in gold and silver. His younger brother Gary Minaker-Russ began living with his brother and family while still in his mid-teens, and he soon began carving argillite under Ed’s direction. Gary is now a major argillite carver in his own right.
Ed has been included in all the major documentation on argillite carving including the books “Pipes that won’t Smoke and Coal that won’t Burn” by Carol Shehan—a catalogue of the feature argillite exhibition at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, and “Argillite” by Leslie Drew and Douglas Wilson. His work is included in numerous museum collections including the Haida Gwaii Museum at Qay’Ilnagaay in Skidegate, British Columbia. Like most argillite carvers, he is largely collected privately and he has developed an enthusiastic international audience. Douglas Wilson, in the book argillite, accredits Ed Russ with introducing new stylistic innovations to argillite carving which is now part of his recognizable style.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Chopping Wood
Allen Sapp
acrylic (24x36 in) 1972
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Winch 31/50
Sybil Andrews
lino-cut prints (7.5x10.5 inch) 1930
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Silver Lake Morning
Robert Genn
Acrylic on canvas (20x24 in) 2010
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The White Morning 5/75
Henry Eric Bergman
wood engraving (4.25x4.5 in) 1920
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Blackfish Bay
Alfred Joseph Casson
Oil on Panel (12x15 in) 1952
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Evening, Philips Islet, LOTW
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) circa 2011
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Grey Day in Lunenburg
Robert Pilot
oil (18x24 in) 1942
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Prairie Farmer takes Children to School in Prairie Blizzard
William Kurelek
mixed media (8x17 in) 1967
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The Sparkle of Winter
Frank Johnston
oil on panel (12x16 in) 1930
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Millard Bay
George Thomson
oil on panel (15x18 in) 1920
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