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.

Circular Grizzly Bear Carving 20"

Circular Grizzly Bear Carving 20"

Have a look at the images - they speak for themselves. One of the best pieces we have seen in a long time!

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Circular Raven Carving 20"

Circular Raven Carving 20"

Raven with moon, inlaid with 26 pieces of abalone (mother of pearl). This high quality Art is very hard to find - let the pictures speak for themselves...

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Circular Panel Eagle Carving 20"

Circular Panel Eagle Carving 20"

Carved by the Haida Master Donavon Gates, showing the whole eagle over the female black bear who is ready to become an elder (see tongue). The eagle shows two wolves who -...

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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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Round - Wolf, Raven, Eagle and Moon by Donavon Gates

Round - Wolf, Raven, Eagle and Moon by Donavon Gates

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

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Round Wall Panel - Hawk with Bear Carving by Donavon Gates

Round Wall Panel - Hawk with Bear Carving by Donavon Gates

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

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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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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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Wall Panel, Family of Orcas by Donavon Gates

Wall Panel, Family of Orcas by Donavon Gates

20" Masterpiece, Whale Family by 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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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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Grizzly Bear by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

Grizzly Bear by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

Grizzly Bear by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

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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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Eagle Moon Eclipse, 36" Masterpiece by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

Eagle Moon Eclipse, 36" Masterpiece by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

36" Eagle Moon Eclipse by Haida Artist Donavon Gates

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