Alfred, Tim

Alfred, Tim

Tim Alfred was born 1967 in Alert Bay, Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. In 1985 he moved to Fort Rupert near Port Hardy. Tim is part of a large family from various bands, Kwaguilth (Fort Rupert), Namgis (Alert Bay), Mumtagila (Etsekin), Mamalelegala (Village Island) and Tlowitsis (Turnor Island). In 1989, at a memorial potlatch for his brother, his family placed him in the family’s chief position at the big-house where he received the name “Mus-cum-tsi”, which symbolized the four clans of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation.

Tim first started carving in the Kwakiutl style at age 20 and was highly inspired and influenced by the work of well-known artists Stanley Hunt, Calvin Hunt, Wayne Alfred and the late Beau Dick. As a young artist, he was able to learn techniques for making bentwood boxes, planks from cedar logs, mask carving, paddles, model canoes and the making of dance regalia for traditional use in the big-house. Today his pieces are sold in the finest galleries and museums in North America and thanks to MyMondo Trading, also in Europe.

Full Moon with Grizzly Bear chasing Salmon on rim by Tim Alfred

Full Moon with Grizzly Bear chasing Salmon on rim by Tim Alfred

Full Moon Mask by Tim Alfred

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Sun Mask by Tim Alfred

Sun Mask by Tim Alfred

Kwakiutl Sun Mask by Tim Alfred

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Sisiutl (Sea Serpent) 44" large mask by Tim Alfred

Sisiutl (Sea Serpent) 44" large mask by Tim Alfred

Sisiutl (Sea Serpent) mask by Tim Alfred

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Wild Woman Mask, Dzunokwa, by Tim Alfred - SOLD

Wild Woman Mask, Dzunokwa, by Tim Alfred - SOLD

Wild Woman Mask by master artist Tim Alfred from Alert Bay, Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation

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