Horne, Francis Sr.
Francis Horne Sr. is a member of the Coast Salish First Nation. He was born in 1954 in Mount Vernon, Washington and raised in Duncan, a small village on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Francis began carving in 1972 and credits the late Simon Charlie, an accomplished artist and prominent Chief as an influential mentor. Largely self-taught, Francis gained his knowledge and mastery of carving and design through study of the Salish art form. Francis has been teaching all aspects of carving for the past 35 years. He is a carving instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley. The
Indigenous Arts Certificate is the first university level First Nations art course in Canada. Francis has received international attention with collectors worldwide. His creative artwork can be found in Singapore, Italy, Colombia and North America. The city of Duncan, known as the “City of Totem Poles,” includes five of his poles.
Residing in the Fraser Valley, Francis enjoys a successful career as a master artist, tool craftsman and graphic designer. His reputation for elaborate detail, precise incisions and original design reflects both his expertise and dedication to maintaining a
high standard of quality and collectability of his artwork.
Vintage Totem Pole by Francis Horne Sr.
Model Totem Pole by Francis Horne Sr.