Bert Smith

Northwest Coast Native Artist Bert Smith from Kwakwaka'wakw Nation

Kwakwaka’wakw Nation

Bert Smith is a member of the Tlowitsis tribe of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation, near Campbell River on Vancouver Island. He currently lives in Campbell River and works at the House of Hamatsa carving studio. A relatively young artist, he began carving in 1994. His teachers include Bill Henderson, Junior Henderson, and Tom Hunt.

His natural affinity for carving as well as his exceptional tutelage has provided him with the opportunity to create Potlach objects for his community. Bert is continually studying his culture, learning traditions that he not only brings into his art, but practices. He has recently been initiated into the Hamatsa society.

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Present Works

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Past Works

The artist’s Past Works at our Gallery have now sold; however, a custom order may be possible if the artist is available and accepting commissions.