Joe Wilson was born in 1967 into the Cowichan Tribes Native Band and was raised in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. His interest in art began in elementary school and when he was in grade 12 he made his own silkscreen print editions.Joe first began selling his carvings at age 17 at a local Koksilah Hills store. He has apprenticed under master carvers such as the late Simon Charlie and Coast Salish artist Charles Elliott. Furthermore, he has studied under Nuu-Chah-nulth master carver Tim Paul at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Joe has studied Coast Salish Art extensively and has emerged as one of the most prolific Coast Salish artists today. His influences include acclaimed artists Simon Charlie and Tim Paul.Since 1984 his work has reflected his search for his own cultural identity in Coast Salish art. As an accomplished, world renowned and prominent Coast Salish artist and carver, Joes work can be found in galleries and public and private collections worldwide.
Joe Wilson’s collection of artworks and products
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