Native American Indian artist, Mungo Martin Portrait Mask
This Native American Indian Portrait Mask depicts Mungo Martin wearing face paint of the Hamatsa; a secret society of the Kwak'wakawakw, which is still a part of our ceremonies today. Mungo was active in Kwakiutl Potlatch culture, was a master carver and is credited with composing over 200 songs. He remains one of the most revered Northwest Coast Native artists.
David Neel is a Northwest Coast Native American multi-media artist. He is a fifth generation Kwakiutl (Kwakwak'awakw) artist whose predecessors include: Ellen Neel, Mungo Martin and Charlie James. He apprenticed with traditional Kwakiutl master carvers from Alert Bay, in addition to studying the works of Haida, Tsimshian, Tlingit and Salish artists in numerous museum collections internationally. As a Native American artist he works in jewelry engraving, wood carving and canvas painting; and his works in in numerous public collections.
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Cedar. Acrylic Paint. Cedar Bark
12" x 9" x 7"