Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Portrait Mask (2001)

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December 2001

Freda Diesing

Freda Diesing

Haida

(1925-2002)

Marie Alfreda “Freda” Johnson Diesing was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in 1925. One of the first female carvers on the modern Northwest Coast, Freda began her carving career at the age of 42. She studied at the Vancouver School of Art and at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art at ‘Ksan Village.