Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Doug Cranmer

Kwakwaka’wakw

(1927-2006)


“I was doing them differently for the sake of being different. I was doing things in Northwest Coast-type design elements that didn’t look like a bird, a fish, an animal, a man or a woman. It worked for a while, but then I noticed that they [the paintings] were starting to look like something again.” —from a 1994 interview with Rosa Ho

Doug Cranmer was born in Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island near the north tip of Vancouver Island, in 1927.

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