Important Early Haida Argillite Totem Pat McGuire (1943-1970)

$1,495 USD

A fine rare argillite totem pole by famed carver Patrick McGuire 1943-1970 and is signed and inscribed ” McGuire Skidegate ’69” to the back and depicts a finely carved Raven crest figure. Works by this artist are almost impossible to find.

Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 5.25 × 1.75 × 1.2 in
Item Location

Canada

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A fine rare argillite totem pole by famed carver Patrick McGuire 1943-1970 and is signed and inscribed ” McGuire Skidegate ’69” to the back and depicts a finely carved Raven crest figure. Works by this artist are almost impossible to find.

Patrick McGuire Born 1943

BIRTHPLACE:
Skidegate, Haida Gwaii

Pat McGuire’s primary crests were Eagle and Killer whale. He was a descendant of the great Haida artist, Charles Gladstone. He began drawing and painting at a very young age,. He was  very attracted to argillite in his youth, and is best known for his work in this medium, although he was also a gifted painter and maker of silver and gold jewelry. Pat’s carving style was distinctive with clean and sweeping lines. He was also one of the few modern Northwest Coast Native artists to produce water colour paintings on a regular basis. He moved to Vancouver in his twenties, and established an unofficial school of argillite carving. He worked with many artists including Pat Dixon, Denny Dixon, Ron Russ, and Doug Wilson. He passed away in 1970. His works are well represented in museum collections.

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Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 5.25 × 1.75 × 1.2 in
Item Location

Canada

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