Whonnock, Bob (Robert)

Robert Whonnock is a well-known Kwakiutl carver whose fine art is sold around the world.  He was one of three artists who created and carved the Coquitlam Columbian Centennial Totem Pole in 1967 at the Dogwood Pavillion Grounds in CoquitlamBritish ColumbiaCanada. The senior carver was Lloyd Wadhams Sr. who was taught the art of carving by Chief Henry Speck. Lloyd Wadhams most famous commission was a chalice carved for Pope John Paul II, and presented during his 1984 visit to Ottawa. Working with Lloyd, was John Edward Neel and Robert Whonnock.

Sisiutl Master carving by Bob Whonnock

Sisiutl Master carving by Bob Whonnock

Sisiutl Master carving by Bob Whonnock

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Wild Woman Mask by Bob (Robert) Whonnock

Wild Woman Mask by Bob (Robert) Whonnock

Dzonokwa, Wild Woman Mask by Bob Whonnock

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