Joe David

Joe David was born in the small Clayoquot village of Opitsat on the west coast of Vancouver Island, considered the territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. Although much of his childhood was spent in Seattle, he maintained a positive connection with his cultural heritage through his late father, Hyacinth David.

In the late 1960s, after attending art school and working as a commercial artist, David turned his attention to First Nation’s art. Following this personal decision, he met Duane Pasco, a recognized student and teacher of Northwest Coast art, and Bill Holm, the well-known Northwest Coast scholar. David began attending Holm’s classes at the University of Washington, and between 1971 and 1973 was apprenticed to Pasco. Both Pasco and Holm stimulated David to explore the style of a number of Northwest Coast traditions.

This varied background of experience has allowed David to independently, and in concert with his cousin, Ron Hamilton, rediscover and redefine not only his own Nuu-chah-nulth tradition of sculpture and design, but to also understand other variations in form distinct to other regions along British Columbia’s coastline.

Today, Joe is not only an accredited master carver, but he has been in pursuit of lecturing within North America and abroad. His artwork can be found in many private and public collections worldwide.

  • Welcoming Mask

    Joe David

    RESERVED

    Alder wood, Acrylic paint

  • Pookmis Mask

    Joe David

    $7,000.00 CAD

    Alder, Red cedar bark, Acrylic paint, Horse hair

    Mask 12 x 7.5 x 7″

    Mask with hair 25 x 13 x 7″

  • Bookwus Mask

    Joe David

    $7,000.00 CAD

    Red cedar wood, Acrylic paint, Cedar bark

  • Miniature Raven Mask

    Joe David

    Price upon request

    Alder wood, Cedar bark, Feathers

  • Cod Swallowing the Moon Panel

    Joe David

    $35,000.00 CAD

    Red Cedar wood, Bronze cast, Acrylic paint

  • Portrait Mask

    Joe David

    $7,500.00 CAD

    Alder wood, Acrylic paint

  • Wolf D-Adze

    Joe David

    $4,600.00 CAD

    Alder wood, Green Stone

  • Salmon Rattle

    Joe David

    $4,500.00 CAD

    Alder wood, Acrylic paint

  • Shaman Rattle

    Joe David

    $4,000.00 CAD

    Alder Wood, Acrylic Paint

  • Ancestor Stylized Mask

    Joe David

    $9,000.00 CAD

    Red Cedar Wood, Acrylic Paint, Cedar Bark

    13 x 8.25 x 9″ (including bark)

  • Ancestor Historic Mask

    Joe David

    $7,500.00 CAD

    Red Cedar Wood, Acrylic Paint, Cedar Bark

    21 x 7 x 6.5″ (including bark)

  • Sperm Whale Tooth

    Joe David

    $9,500.00 CAD
  • Welcome Figure Mask

    Joe David

    $6,000.00 CAD

    Red Cedar wood, Human hair, Acrylic paint