Presented by Coghlan Art Studio and Gallery

side.jpg (29214 bytes)ROBERT DAVIDSON
Haida Printmaker
A look at Robert Davidson's prints 1968 - 1980

Robert Davidson was one of the first northwest coast artists to apply two dimensional design to limited edition prints. As a young artist he learned to cut his own screens and hand pull prints from them. His first editions were not numbered or signed. In 1970 he began numbering and signing his editions. He progressed from single color prints of traditional Haida crest designs to two color original images developed from his own work in wood and silver. Today Davidson, along with his jewelry and wood carving, produces multicolored prints of contemporary Haida images. He is considered amongst his peers as the premier artist of the northwest coast art form.

This collection consists of over 40 examples of Robert Davidson's early printmaking. Most are framed in museum quality frames with acid free matting and are in perfect condition. Some have minor imperfections that have been noted in the prints information. These works range from 25 to 32 years old but are in remarkably good condition. I have tried to be very critical on rating the condition of each print. The ratings are as follows.

................................
Their condition is rated as;
Fair - has some flattened folds or minor rips. Over all it is a good displayable print.
Good - No physical imperfections. Possibly has minor stains and or humidity marks.
Very Good - No physical imperfections. A few very small spots or stains of less than 1/32 of an inch.
Perfect - Just like new. Most are this designation.
.................................
Rare early serigraphs like this are very collectable. We are proud to offer this amazing work for sale.
Robert Davidson's work is in private and museum collections around the world.
.................................
We recommend the book "Robert Davidson : Haida Printmaker" by Hillary Stewart (published by Douglas & McIntyre)
Alot of information was taken from this book for this exhibition.
Each of these prints is well documented in this book.

 


click the thumbnails below for more information

Rd23a.jpg (82041 bytes)

Thunderbird (1970)
available
Rd18a.jpg (94815 bytes)

Wolf Box Back
(1972)
sold


Dogfish Mother (1980)
available
Rd16a.jpg (123272 bytes)

Sea Bear Box Back (1969)
sold
  rdbr1.jpg (94380 bytes)

Eagle (1969)
available
Rd1a.jpg (80580 bytes)

Human (1971)
available
Rd12a.jpg (113136 bytes)

Chest End Design
(1970)

SOLD
Rd2a.jpg (61097 bytes)

Grizzly Bear (1973)
sold

Rd15a.jpg (109753 bytes)

Sea Bear Box Front (1969)
available

Rd5a.jpg (105915 bytes)

Killerwhale (1973)
sold

rdbr11.jpg (73177 bytes)

Two-Finned Killerwhale (1979)
SOLD

 

 

 

Rd7a.jpg (78505 bytes)

Killerwhale (1975)
sold

Rd25a.jpg (31779 bytes)

Raven finned Killerwhale (1975)
sold

Rd8a.jpg (73071 bytes)

Raven , Broken Beak and Blind Fisherman (1971)
sold

Rd10a.jpg (96541 bytes)

Killerwhale (1970)
sold

Rd22a.jpg (93605 bytes)

Sea Monster (1976)
sold

Rd24a.jpg (85572 bytes)

Dogfish (1969)
sold

rdbr5.jpg (31036 bytes)

Feather Design #1 (1972)
sold

rdbr3.jpg (28448 bytes)

Feather Design #2 (1972)
sold

Rd14a.jpg (36032 bytes)

Feather Design #3 (1972)
sold

rdbr6.jpg (31426 bytes)

Feather Design #4 (1972)
sold

 

 

RDThunderbird.jpg (492600 bytes)

Thunderbird (1970)
sold

 

Rd13a.jpg (35493 bytes)

Feather Design #5 (1972)
sold

Rd17a.jpg (109270 bytes)

Wolf Box Front
(1972)
sold

rdseaghost.jpg (231557 bytes)

Sea Ghost (1974)
sold

Rd6a.jpg (122622 bytes)

Raven with Broken Beak (1975)
sold

Rd19a.jpg (99516 bytes)

Moon #1 (1978)
sold

Rd20a.jpg (100399 bytes)

Moon #2 (1976)
sold

Rd21a.jpg (66897 bytes)

Moon #3 (1976)
sold

RDMisc10a.jpg (31922 bytes)

Negative and Positive (1975)
sold

rdbr2.jpg (88897 bytes)

Beaver (1972)
sold

rdbr4.jpg (80017 bytes)

Split Beaver (1975)
sold

RDMisc1a.jpg (70594 bytes)

Untitled (1972)

RDMisc2a.jpg (80213 bytes)

Change of Address (1971)
sold

RDMisc4a.jpg (77242 bytes)

Sara's Birth Announcement (1973)
sold

RDMisc3a.jpg (84147 bytes)

Exhibition Invitation (1971)
sold

RDMisc9a.jpg (79196 bytes)

Dogfish (1969)
sold

RDMisc5b.jpg (34786 bytes)RDMisc5a.jpg (35116 bytes)

Bentwood Box
(1973)
sold

RDMisc6a.jpg (76236 bytes)

Raven with Broken Beak (1974)
sold

RDMisc7a.jpg (76186 bytes)

Transformation (1976)
sold

RDMisc8a.jpg (58394 bytes)

Benjamin's Birth (1976)
sold

rdhummingbird.jpg (260091 bytes)

Hummingbird (1978)
sold

rd3-a.jpg (65718 bytes)

Killerwhale Fin (1973)
SOLD

rdeagle.jpg (288537 bytes)

Eagles (1979)
sold

Rd4a.jpg (79537 bytes)

Raven and Fetus (1973
sold

 

rd2frogs.jpg (383794 bytes)

Two Frogs (1988)
sold

Rd9a.jpg (93714 bytes)

Beaver (1969)
sold

 

rdcircleraven.jpg (212780 bytes) rdcircleeagle.jpg (170920 bytes) rdcirclekiller.jpg (187515 bytes) rdcirclefrog.jpg (159700 bytes)

Four Circles (1977)
sold

Go to Robert Davidson's web site