Chief Beau Dick (Walas Gwa’yam), acclaimed as one of the Northwest Coast’s most versatile and talented carvers, was born in Alert Bay, BC where he lived and worked. Reaching out beyond the confines of his own Kwakwaka’wakw culture, Dick explored new formats and techniques in his work, including painting and drawing.
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Beau Dick was born in Alert Bay on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island and was raised in the neighbouring Kwakwaka'wakw village of Kingcome Inlet. The isolation of the remote villages slowed down the processes of cultural destruction, which had devastated many other villages on the coast. Many of the Kwakwaka'wakw master artists, including Willie Seaweed, Charlie James, and Mungo Martin as.
Beau Dick. Heritage: Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) Beau Dick was born in the isolated Southern Kwakiutl Village of Kingcome, British Columbia in 1955. He began to carve at an early age, studying under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and father, master carvers James Dick and Benjamin Dick.
Beau Dick Beau Dick - First Nations Artist - Biography. Beau Dick is one of the Northwest Coast's most versatile and talented carvers. He is widely acclaimed for his strong carving abilities and for the powerful quality of his masks.