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Patrick Amos

Nuu-chah-nulth

Patrick Amos is a Nuu-chah-nulth artist who was born in 1957 on Nootka Island, just west of Vancouver Island. He is a member of the Mowachaht band which is one of fourteen bands that make up the Nuu-chah-nulth nation.

Patrick began his artistic career as a printmaker and designer. He assisted other artists with preparing designs for serigraph printing as well as producing his own designs.

In 1979 he began an apprenticeship, carving wood under the direction of Tony Hunt senior at the Arts of the Raven Studio. This studio was founded to encourage and train younger artists.

Five years later, Patrick began carving with Tim Paul at Thunderbird park near the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Patrick has been included in numerous exhibitions and has had a long term relationship with the Royal British Columbia Museum and galleries throughout the Northwest Coast.