Richard Baker is a member of the Squamish Nation in North Vancouver, BC, Capilano Indian Reserve. He was born in 1962 into a large family of artists, including his well known grandmother Katherine Scow. He started carving in 1974 while watching his father and other family members working on totem poles and cedar masks. He was invited to carve in Montreal and Toronto on several occasions and participated at the Expo in 1986 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Richard has been commissioned by a number of Corporations and First Nations organizations throughout Canada for his Jewelery as well as cedar carvings. He also enjoyes teaching. When his best friends died tragically, in honour of his friendship and love he together with other carvers created a beautiful memorial pole which stands at the cemetery in Squamish, BC. He is very proud to be of the Kwakwaka'wakw as well as the Squamish Heritage.
Thunderbird Mask by Richard Baker, Squamish/Kwakiulth
Thunderbird Mask, by Richard Baker, Squamish/Kwakiulth First Nation