Emil Thibert is a renowned Northwest Coast Metis artist of Saulteaux/Cree/French heritage who grew up in Alberta and now resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He studied the Kwakiutl style carving from Carl Simeon of Campbell River in British Columbia, over 22 years ago. As a single father he raised his three children supporting himself as an artist.
Emil places heavy emphasis on the study of old pieces in all styles of the authentic Northwest coast carving. He carves a variety of styles in masks, wall plaques paddles, rattles, and totem poles, and considers his carvings to be a way of ensuring that those traditions are preserved for future generations. His works are now very sought after and collected worldwide. He can be found in only the finest native art galleries in North America.