Ben Davidson was the son of internationally renowned artist Robert Davidson. He specialized in three-dimensional artwork, such as forton casting and wood carving, although he had been expanding his practice to incorporate different mediums including jewelry and serigraphy.
At the age of sixteen Ben began carving in wood and later apprenticed with his father. He had also worked with well-known master carvers such as his uncle Reg Davidson and John Livingston.
Ben’s artworks can be seen in many of the top galleries in Vancouver. A recent piece of his was featured in the exhibition Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2006.
Ben was an accomplished dancer and was an integral member of the Rainbow Creek Dancers. One of his key initiatives was to be an active participant in the Haida community through the mentoring of young artists and his constant exploration of the connection between his art form and ceremonial practice.