Alvin Adkins

Haida artist Alvin Adkins has been creating distinctive, bold and unique works for more than 30 years. Celebrated for his high quality gold and silver jewelry, he is also a talented argillite and wood carver and occasionally creates silkscreen prints. No matter the type of art medium, his work underscores his attention to detail, imaginative approach to design and commitment to quality.

Alvin was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada in 1959. He began his career in 1970 seeking advice and guidance from distinguished Northwest Coast artists Robert Davidson, the late Bill Reid, and the late Freda Diesing, while developing his own unique style. In 2010, Alvin received the esteemed “British Columbia Achievement Award” for First Nations art. In 2013, he was commissioned to carve an 18kt gold bracelet for the Vancouver Opera. 

Alvin continues to share and preserve his heritage for future generations by practicing the traditional Haida style of carving. And, although his work is in high demand by collectors, he continues to contribute many pieces to his community to raise funds and awareness for First Nations art and culture.

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