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The Gallery is open Wednesdays - Saturdays from noon to 5:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on the weekends of Statutory Holidays.
Bill Reid was born in Victoria, in 1920. His father was of Scottish and German origin and his mother was a native Haida born in Skidegate on the then-named Queen Charlotte Islands. His career began, surprisingly, as a radio announcer. While he was working in Toronto for the CBC, he studied jewellery making at the Ryerson Institute of Technology and began to explore his cultural heritage. Soon after his return to BC, he was engaged to recreate a section of a Haida Village for UBC. He went on to produce intricate jewellery, large sculptures, drawings and silkscreen prints for more than 30 years. He has been described as an individual who has, through his work, "single-handedly revived the art of the Haida people". He died in Vancouver in 1998.
For more information on Bill Reid, visit the Bill Reid Gallery's website
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