Williams, Raymond

Raymond Williams was the son of Sam Williams, a Ditidaht carver (c. 1884-1979) who was the originator of the distinctive Williams family carving style. Raymond, also Ditidaht and Nuu-chah-nulth, carved in Seattle and Nitinat Lake, British Columbia, Canada. His work is typically characterized by many small cuts, sometimes cutting through the surface to the back. He was a prolific carver of model poles, influenced in style by his father's work, and developing his own style.

Pair of 1964 Model Totem poles by Raymond Williams

Pair of 1964 Model Totem poles by Raymond Williams

1964 Pair of Model Totem Poles by Ray Williams

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Masterpiece, Totem Pole by Ray Williams

Masterpiece, Totem Pole by Ray Williams

Spectacular Totem Pole by Ray Williams, Nuuh-chah-nulth First Nation

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