In his long career Bill Reid (1920-1998) embraced many art forms and was driven by a passion for the well-crafted object. In addition to creating jewelry, he wrote and illustrated books, pioneered the development of silk-screen art prints among the Indians of the Northwest Coast, among other endeavors. This revised biography includes a new chapter by the author. 193 illustrations, 49 in color.
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