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Ref., American Indian Jewelry II: A-L 1800 Artist Biographies BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF
Terrance Campbell (Terrance Richard Campbell, Terry Campbell, Eth-Cath-Kee, Boy of the Morning Dawn) (Tahltan / Athabascan, Cheeona [Wolf Clan], Eagle Crest, active ca. 1971-present: gold, silver jewelry, woodcarving, clothing, paintings, graphics, glass)
BORN: October 11, 1956, Prince Rupert, BC
RESIDENCES: Telegraph Creek; Vancouver, BC; Maricopa, AZ
FAMILY: grandson of Dick Campbell, Mary, Belfrey Etzertza; son of Harry Campbell & Peggy Campbell; brother of Dale Campbell, Carol Campbell
TEACHERS: Dempsey Bob, Dale Campbell, Ric Charlie, Gerald Begay
STUDENTS: Grant Pauls, Alano Ezertza, Chris Cook; also Karate students
AWARDS: 2006, HM, West Valley Native American Art Festival, AZ
EXHIBITIONS: 1991, Canadian Festival, Hong Kong; 2000, Canadian Cultural Show, Phoenix, AZ; 2005, Heard Show, Phoenix, AZ
COLLABORATIONS: Alvin Adkins, Dale Campbell
TOTEM POLES: 1981, Prince Rupert Pole, with Alvin Adkins & Dale Campbell, by the Carving Shed, Museum of Northern British Columbia, Prince Rupert, BC. No date, Totem Pole in Hong Kong
COLLECTIONS: Anthropology Museum, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
GALLERIES: Faust Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; Inuit Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Wright’s Indian Art, Albuquerque, NM; Heard Museum Shop, Phoenix, AZ; Case Trading Post, Santa Fe
PUBLICATIONS: Hilary Stewart, Looking at Totem Poles 1993:153; Schaaf 2003:104; Native Peoples Magazine 2008, 2009.
“I enjoy creating artwork because it allows me to preserve my culture in a beautiful way. I was taught, at a very young age, to respect the stories of my culture, and those who taught them. I was also taught to respect all the materials that I work with, because they come from Mother Earth. “At the age of 15, I started to design paintings. Seven years later, I started to carve wood with my sister, Dale Campbell . . . At the age of 24, I began watching and studying different artists, including Dempsey Bob. I then started to engrave jewelry. “In 2000, I was invited to participate in the Canadian Cultural Show in Phoenix, AZ. The jewelry of the Southwest was so beautiful, I wanted to learn how it was made . . . One of the local Navajo artists, Ric Charlie, took me under his wing and taught me the art of Tufa casting. “In 2003, I moved to Ganado, Arizona, where I taught Karate and created my new form of art . . . I have been able to connect with my ancestors by creating jewelry that brings Northwest and Southwest cultures together.” Terrance Campbell has distinguished himself as the first artist to merge Northwest Coast designs with Southwest style tufa cast jewelry. He grew up in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, where he studied under his sister, Dale Campbell, as well as Dempsey Bob. He then moved to the Southwest, where he learned tufa cast and lapidary techniques from Ric Charlie and Gerald Begay. Terrance has emerged as a powerful new innovator in the Native American art world.
Inventory #: 426INU38
Size: Dia: 1 11/16"
Artist/Hallmark: TRC 99 = Terrence Campbell
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,
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