Randy Stiglitz (British Columbia, Cree, Coast Salish, b. 1956) Northwest Coast carved and polychrome painted portrait mask. Signed on interior, "Randy Stiglitz" and inscribed faintly on hanging bar "Tlingit Kwakiutl". 9 1/2"H x 8 3/4"W x 7 1/2"D. Biography (Courtesy the Sandusky Cultural Center): Randy Stiglitz is regarded as one of a handful of elite Coast Salish artists, working in the carving traditions of Salish, Kwakiutl and Tlingit cultures. He started carving as a teenager on North Vancouver's Capilano Reserve, under the guidance of local artists, and was especially influenced by well known carver Henry Hunt, Sr. In 2007, Randy was included in the "Sharing Myths" exhibition at Ohio's Sandusky Cultural Center, and he was recently an artist in residence at the Center along with his wife Janice Morin, who is also an accomplished Coast Salish artist. His work is in several notable collections including the Bill Gates Microsoft Collection, where it is on permanent exhibit. Provenance: The Estates of Olen Bryant and late Vanderbilt University art professor Thomas Brumbaugh, Clarksville/Cottontown, Tennessee. CONDITION: A few small scattered abrasions, up to 1/4", mostly around left eye area; overall very good condition.
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