July 6, 2014

David Neel Jewellery

Lattimer Gallery is pleased to be carrying jewellery by popular Kwakwaka'wakw artist David Neel. David recently brought us a diverse selection of rings, pendants, earrings, and cuff bracelets. Ranging in price from $250.00 CAD to $900.00 CAD, these pieces demonstrate David's range of techniques and classic Kwakwaka'wakw design sense. Here are a few of the new pieces we have available:

14k White Gold Ring with Yellow Gold Rails - 5/16" Wide, Size 7 - $1,100.00 CAD - Eagle Design

14k Yellow Gold Earrings with Rubies - 3/4" x 3/8" - $550.00 CAD - Bear Design

Sterling Silver Link Bracelet with 14k Overlay - 3/8" x 8 1/4" - $800.00 CAD - Eagle Design

14k White Gold Pendant with Diamond - 1 3/4" x 7/8" - $900.00 CAD - Bear Design

David's crests are Thunderbird and Killerwhale. He comes from a family that is rich in history and artistic skill. His father is Dave Neel Sr, his great uncle is acclaimed artist Mungo Martin, his great-great-great grandfather is Charlie James, and his grandmother is artist Ellen Neel. His widely exhibited work includes: jewellery, masks, drums, poles, original paintings, limited edition prints, glass etching, regalia, and photos (appearing in several magazines). David's formal training in Fine Arts was at the University of Kansas and at Mount Royal College, Alberta. Following a career as a professional photographer in Texas, David returned to Canada in the early 1990s and conceived two important projects: one documenting works and images of First Nations elders, and the other promoting the revival of the Northwest Coast great dugout canoe. David's talents are diverse, and he is dedicated to promoting and preserving his Kwakwaka'wakw heritage.

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