Leona Lattimer Collection

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LOT 11

Lot 11

WALTER HARRIS (1931-2009)

WALTER HARRIS (1931-2009)
Lot 11 Details
WALTER HARRIS (1931-2009), Gitksan


alder, acrylic paint, hair, twine
signed, dated 88
8.25 x 6.5 x 3.5 in — 21 x 16.5 x 8.9 cm

Estimate $2,000-$2,500

Realised: $2,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?


This lot is located in Vancouver. Local pick up by special arrangement; shipment from Vancouver only.

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WALTER HARRIS (1931-2009)
  • WALTER HARRIS (1931-2009)

Leona Lattimer Collection, Vancouver, BC


Leona Lattimer dedicated her career to promoting contemporary Northwest Coast Art in Canada and abroad, establishing Vancouver's Lattimer Gallery at the time of Expo 86.

Through her relationships with Indigenous artists throughout BC she was able to help create the thriving Northwest Coast Indigenous art market we know today. Leona passed away on June 25th, 2022.

We are honoured to be offering a selection of artworks from her personal collection, many of which were acquired directly from the artists.

Read about the Leona Lattimer Collection

After beginning his working life as a carpenter, Walter Harris attended the Ksan School of Northwest Coast Native Art in 1969. His teachers were Doug Cranmer, Robert Davidson, Bill Holm, and Duane Pasco. He eventually became an instructor. Walter collaborated in the carving of the murals at the Royal Bank in Vancouver, and the doors at the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology. In 1971, he carved totem poles for Kispiox, where he was the Hereditary Chief. He carved for BC Provincial Museum, Victoria, and for the Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, and has had exhibits at the Vancouver Centennial Museum, the Museum of Anthropology, and the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1979, he carved and painted a screen for the Canadian Embassy in Paris. Walter was featured in The Legacy exhibition from 1980, which travelled across Canada and the UK. In 2005, he received the Order of Canada.


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LOT 11

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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