Lyle Campbell

Northwest Coast Native Artist Lyle Campbell from Haida Nation

Haida Nation

Born in 1969, Lyle R. Campbell is a member of the Haida nation of the Sta-Sta-aas Eagle Clan of the Songalth Tribe of the Kaighani Haida from Kiusta, Langara Island, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). His family name is “It-in-su” which is pronounced Edenshaw.

His first training as a carver began with his fascination of the native art forms he was surrounded by. His formal training began by completing two years of native designing. He then spent several years as an understudy carefully observing the styles and techniques of some of the north coast’s premiere artists, carvers and sculptors. During this time, his own style was cultivated. He then went on to graduate from the Gitanmax School of North Coast Art (previously known as the K’san Carver’s School).

Today, Lyle works in several media specializing in argillite and wood. He is a first class carver, designer, jeweler and sculptor. He has used his talents to create truly beautiful drums, paddles, blankets, jewelry and dance regalia. His work can be found in many private collections worldwide.

Presently, Lyle resides in Victoria, British Columbia and maintains his artwork on a full-time basis. As well, he enjoys creating and performing new and traditional Haida songs, practicing the oral and written forms of his native language. He continues to study the myths and legends that have been passed down since the beginning of time.

Works by this Artist (Present + Past + Public)

Present Works

  • Haida Killerwhale

    Lyle Campbell

    $400.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 95

    2019

    Unframed

    This bold and flowing image represents the powerful Killer Whale. The Haida word for Killer Whale is Sgaan, meaning powerful. In the design itself you’ll find the Head, Dorsal Fin and a suggested Pectoral Fin. The ‘Spirit Form’ in this case is representing the Whale’s blow hole. The long fluid lines are gracefully accented by bold colors and a real sense of ‘Flow’.” – Lyle Campbell, 2019

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

  • Haida Wolf

    Lyle Campbell

    $400.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 95

    2019

    Unframed

    This Modern Design represents a Haida Wolf. The Wolf is running through the forest at night. Hence, one finds the Moon in the upper right corner of the image and the Wolf’s claw below the jawline. Wolves are not found on Haida Gwaii, in history we have acquired the ‘Wolf Clan’ through trade and connections with large established families on the mainland.” – Lyle Campbell, 2019

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

  • Haida Eagle

    Lyle Campbell

    $400.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 95

    2019

    Unframed

    This is a modern Haida designed Eagle. The image itself depicts the head and claw of the Eagle. Also, in each of the 4 designs one finds a ‘Spirit Form’ connecting them to one another. On the Eagle Print it represents a Star. This design is bold and simplistic in nature. Utilizing new colors to accent the long flowing lines.” – Lyle Campbell, 2019

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

  • Chief of the Sea Bentwood Box

    Lyle Campbell

    $3,750.00 CAD

    Yellow Cedar wood, Red Cedar wood, Opercula shells, Acrylic paint

    Specific and unique to the Northwest Coast People is the bentwood or bent-corner box or container. A most outstanding item of the First Nations people, it is a made from one single plank of wood through a lengthy steaming process – a method strictly adapted by the coastal peoples.

    The Chief of the Sea is the highest deity of the Haida ocean spirits. The Chief has great transformative powers and the ability to move on both land and sea, usually in his known forms; animal or human.

  • ‘Tsung’ Haida Beaver Mask

    Lyle Campbell

    $4,900.00 CAD

    Yellow cedar wood, Abalone shell, bark

    Beavers are creative, artistic, determined, and industrious. Well known for their industriousness and building skills, they are a common inhabitant throughout the Northwest Coast region.

     

Past Works

The artist’s Past Works at our Gallery have now sold; however, commissions may be available – please inquire here (please note that not every artist accepts commissions).