Beau Dick, Canadian Kwakwaka’wakw activist and carver, Died at 61

  Activist, Artists

Beau Dick was born on November 23, 1955, and died on March 27, 2017.

He was a Kwakwaka’wakw Northwest Coast art from Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada.

He was born in Kingcome Inlet, a Kwakwaka’wakw village north of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Dick’s family moved to Vancouver, BC, when he was six years old.

When he was a younger, Beau Dick was heavily influenced by the customary woodcarving of both his grandfather and father.

Beau Dick passed away at 61 years old.