Edenshaw, Charles (Tahaygen)

EDENSHAW, Charles (Tahaygen), artist and Haida chief (b circa 1839, Skidegate; d 12 Sept 1920, Masset). He was one of the first professional HAIDA artists, an innovator with a distinctive style that set him apart from his contemporaries. He lived for many years at villages on the northern end of the QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS (Haida Gwaii), then moved to MASSET in 1882, where he was baptized and chose his English name. He learned to carve from his uncle Albert Edward Edenshaw (circa 1815–94), a...

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