Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast


  • Medium: softcover
  • Size: 9 × 6.25 inches, 111 pages

Bold, inventive and highly graphic, the indigenous art of the Northwest Coast is distinguished by its sophistication and complexity. It is also composed of basically simple elements which, guided by a rich mythology, create images of striking power. This indispensable and beautifully illustrated book is the first to introduce everyone, from the casual observer to the serious collector of Northwest Coast prints, to the forms, cultural background and structures of this highly imaginative art.

  • Published in Canada by Douglas & McIntyre
  • Published in USA by University of Washington Press
  • B&W photographs and illustrations

Hilary Stewart

(1924- )

Hilary Stewart is the award-winning and critically acclaimed writer of nine books on Northwest Coast First Nations art and culture. Her works have been internationally reviewed with unstinting praise and have established her credentials as a leading authority on the native cultures of the Northwest Coast