ROY HENRY VICKERS "WHALER" 97/100
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- Fine Art Print
- Serigraph on Stone Henge Paper
- Titled, signed and numbered in lower margin by artist
- Edition: 97/100
- Dated: 2008
- Image: 13 2/8 inches x 26 ½ inches, 33.65 cm x 67.31 cm
- Paper: 15 x 30 inches, 38.1 cm x 76.2 cm
- Framed: 19 3/4 x 33 1/4 inches, 50.17 x 84.5 cm
- Condition: excellent
- Certificate of Authenticity (attached on verso)
- Provenance: Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, Tofino, BC
The Artist: Roy Henry Vickers (Canadian, 1946-)
Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers is best known around the world for his limited edition prints. He is also an accomplished carver, design advisor of prestigious public spaces, a sought-after keynote speaker, and publisher and author of several successful books.In addition, he is a recognized leader in the First Nations community, and a tireless spokesperson for recovery from addictions and abuse.
Roy has received many awards and honours for his art and community involvement. Among them are a hereditary chieftainship and several hereditary names he has received from Northwest Coast First Nations.
In 1994, Maclean's magazine included Roy as the first artist ever in its Annual Honour Roll of Extraordinary Canadian Achievers. In 1998, the Province of British Columbia appointed Roy to the prestigious Order of B.C. and in 2003, Roy received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2003, a video featuring Roy was part of the successful Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid. In 1987, at the Commonwealth Summit in Vancouver, the original of Roy's painting A Meeting of Chiefs was the official gift of the Province of British Columbia to Queen Elizabeth II. Limited edition prints of the painting were presented to the 48 Commonwealth Heads of State.
Roy's work can be found in private and public collections and galleries around the world including the National Museum of Man (Ottawa, Ontario), University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver, British Columbia), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, Ontario) and the National Museum of Japan (Osaka).
The Story: The artist say this about another print of the area: "My first attraction to Whaler Islets was the beautiful, sandy beach that almost completely surrounds the larger two small islands. Later, I was drawn once again to the same Islet by news of a beached whale. I thought it was an incredible coincidence that of all the islands the whale would have land- ed on, it happened upon Whaler Islet. The Islets are situated in the Southwest portion of Clayoquot Sound, and are a favorite stopping point for boaters who cruise these waters in the Summer months. Some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen looked West to Whaler Islets and the open Pacific Ocean beyond." (Roy Henry Vickers Gallery)
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Item No. CA20210802