Reid, William Ronald "Bill"

REID, William Ronald "Bill," artist (b 12 Jan 1920, Victoria; d 13 Mar 1998, Vancouver). His mother was a HAIDA schoolteacher, his father an American-born hotelkeeper. Reid was raised in VICTORIA and northern BC. After finishing school he became a radio broadcaster, eventually for the CBC in eastern Canada. He first studied jewellery-making in Toronto in 1948, and when he returned to VANCOUVER in 1950 he began making pieces in his own workshop, developing a style that drew on his Haida...

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