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David Neel is a prominent professional photographer, carver and jewelry designer of Kwaguitl heritage. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Canada and the United States. He is descended from a long line of Kwagiutl artists.
Awards and Honors
1987 & 1988 Mungo Martin Memorial Award
1991 Canada Council Explorations Grant Contemporary Mask Series
1992 Smithsonian Institution – Community Scholar Grant
Online resources by or about David Neel:
David Neel Studio
Author: David Neel
Description: David Neel’s web site presents biographical information, and selected images of his photographic work, carvings, and jewelry designs.
Heard Museum: Interview with David Neel
Author: Heard Museum
Description: Contains an extensive interview with David Neel by the Heard Museum, for a August 1997 exhibit. Also contains a photo of the artist.
Books by David Neel:
Neel, David. The great canoes : reviving a Northwest Coast tradition
Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 1995.
Neel, David. Our chiefs and elders : words and photographs of Native leaders
Vancouver : UBC Press, 1992.
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