Allen James

Born on Gilford Island (Gwayasdums, BC), Allen James (1932 - 1978) was a Kwakwaka’wakw artist whose paintings extensively depict Kwikwasut’inuxw rights and customs. A self-taught artist, Allen James has several hundred of his works at the Campbell River Museum (BC). He worked only in flat design and began with illustrations of dancers in traditional dress; he also worked on crest designs.