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Bill Reid

Canadian designer who combined Western and indigenous designs in his jewelry, paintings, and sculptures. The Canadian $20 banknote utilized his work for his or her 2004 until 2012 Canadian Trip series. He analyzed design in university and started crafting his personal artwork jewelry in the first 1950s. His bronze sculptural function, “The Soul of Haida Gwaii,” was erected in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. He was created in Victoria, English Columbia for an American dad of German-Scottish descent also to a Haida (indigenous Canadian) mom. He was descended, on his mother’s part, from members of the Pacific Coastline First Countries Tribe, and he learned all about the jewelry of his folks from his grandfather. He and Agnes Martin had been both prominent Canadian performers.

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