NORTHWEST COAST Salish First Nations 62” Eagle Paddle, Oar by Maynard Johnny Jr. Coast Salish/Kwak’waka’wakw
Dimensions: 62.5” long x 7" wide x 1.5” thick
Signed on the bottom by the artist.
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Artist: MAYNARD JOHNNY JR
Country/Region: Northwest Coast
Kwakwaka'wakw and Coast Salish
April 4, 1973
Campbell River, BC
Maynard Johnny Jr, a resident of Chemainus, is of Coast Salish descent on his father’s side from Penelakut Island and Kwakwaka’wakw descent on his mother’s side from Cape Mudge on Quadra Island.
Working in a variety of mediums, his paddles and original paintings are amongst his most sought after work. He is inspired by notable artists including Robert Davidson, Art Thompson, Richard Hunt, and Mark Henderson and was featured in the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, in 2005.
In 2009, Maynard's work adorned the cedar gift boxes that were given to special guests at the Canadian Juno Music Awards. His works can be found in fine galleries and private collections around the world.