George Pennier


Cultural Background: Chehalis Band, Coast Salish, Mission BC

George was born in Mission City, B.C. in 1957. He began his career in 1976 when he started carving and designing with help from his cousin, Willis Peters. Later in 1980 George attended Tony Hunt’s designing and carving course and then, in 1981, worked with Floyd Joseph and apprenticed under Beau Dick and Francis Horne.

In addition to silkscreen prints, George works primarily in wood, carving masks, bowls, plaques and totem poles.


Chehalis Band, Coast Salish, Mission BC: Chehalis Band, Coast Salish, Mission BC

George est né à Mission City, C.-B. en 1957. Il débuta sa carrière en 1976 par la sculpture et le design, aidé de son cousin, Willis Peters. Plus tard en 1980, George a suivi le cours de sculpture et de design de Tony Hunt, puis en 1981, il a travaillé avec Floyd Joseph et a été l’apprenti de Beau Dick et Francis Horne.

En plus de la sérigraphie, George travaille principalement le bois, sculptant des masques, bols, plaques et totems.


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