Gates, Donavon

Gates, Donavon

Born on March 10th of 1954, Donavon Gates is a registered member of the Old Massett band from Haida Gwai (Queen Charlotte) Islands on the North-West Coast of British Columbia. Through his mother’s side of the family he shares the raven crest, which is one of the two main crests of the Haida nation.

Donavon has always been a carver at heart. Working in such mediums as wood, silver, and prints, his main material in the earlier days was Argillite. Now he is focused on wood carvings - without loosing his skill needed for the stone carvings. Some of the artists who taught him this craft include Eli Bell, Dilbert Bell, Hector Thompson, and Maury Clark.

After carving for decades, he has developed an exceptional quality of craftsmanship. You really don't find this exceptional quality often, and Donavon's pieces of fine art are highly sought after. They are mainly sold into private collections and shown in exhibitions in North America.

Haida Raven stealing the Sun by Donavon Gates

Haida Raven stealing the Sun by Donavon Gates

Haida Raven stealing the sun by Donavon Gates

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Mother Owl with Baby by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

Mother Owl with Baby by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

Mother Owl with Baby, by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

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Raven and Sun, Haida Bentwood Box by Donavon Gates

Raven and Sun, Haida Bentwood Box by Donavon Gates

Gorgeous Bentwood Box depicting Raven and Sun by Haida artist Donavon Gates

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Round Wall panel, showing the Whale and Raven and Chief by Donavon Gates

Round Wall panel, showing the Whale and Raven and Chief by Donavon Gates

20" Carving of a Round Wall Panel by Donavon Gates

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Wolf and Killer Whale by Donavon Gates

Wolf and Killer Whale by Donavon Gates

Set of Wolf and Killer Whale Wall panels by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

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Round Wall Panel - Hawk with Bear Carving by Donavon Gates - SOLD

Round Wall Panel - Hawk with Bear Carving by Donavon Gates - SOLD

Haida Hawk with Bear, 20" circular wall panel, Masterpiece

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Haida Bear, inlaid, hand carved by Donavon Gates

Haida Bear, inlaid, hand carved by Donavon Gates

Bear, hand carved, Haida Nation master artist Donavon Gates

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Haida Eagle wall art carving by Donavon Gates

Haida Eagle wall art carving by Donavon Gates

Eagle by Haida artist Donavon Gates, inlaid, hand carved, signed

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Wall Panel, Family of Orcas by Donavon Gates - SOLD

Wall Panel, Family of Orcas by Donavon Gates - SOLD

20" Masterpiece, Whale Family by Donavon Gates

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Haida Wolf, Raven, Eagle and Moon by Donavon Gates - SOLD

Haida Wolf, Raven, Eagle and Moon by Donavon Gates - SOLD

20" Circular Raven Moon and Wolf carving by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

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20" Hummingbird wall panel by Donavon Gates

20" Hummingbird wall panel by Donavon Gates

20" Mastercarving of a Hummingbird with Flower by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

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Haida Wolf and Moon, by Donavon Gates - SOLD

Haida Wolf and Moon, by Donavon Gates - SOLD

Wolf and moon, detailed, inlaid, by Haida Nation artist Donavon Gates

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Grizzly Bear by Haida Artist Donavon Gates - SOLD

Grizzly Bear by Haida Artist Donavon Gates - SOLD

Grizzly Bear by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

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