Sebastian, Robert

Robert Sebastian

Gitksan

BORN:1952

BIRTHPLACE:Hazelton, BC

Robert E. Sebastian is a member of the Wolf Clan of the House of Spookx from the Gitxsan Nation. His works have appeared throughout world collections, including the British Royal family's. Presently, Robert works as a journalist for the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs office. In his spare time, he carves, paints, and writes. A special highlight in Robert’s career included a supporting role in the made-for-television documentary The Newcomers, commissioned by Esso of Canada. In addition, a Mountain Ram print was chosen by Monty Basset for his documentary Sheep of Stone, which aired on the Discovery Channel. Robert now makes his home in Hazelton, BC, but the city of Prince George, BC, is his home away from home. This city has presented his prints to the Mayors of Aomori and Sapporo in Japan, Lulea and Kiruna in Sweden, and Teipei.

If your looking for Robert Sebastian the Native artist of northern BC, this is his site, he has been at LiveJournal for some 10 or more years. Many of the articles here are opinion pieces in respect to his West Coast Native heritage, they are mainly to shed  light on his native culture in Canada today and our rich history.

To buy some of Sebastians are it is recommended you contact the artist directly at bobeng25@yahoo.ca . Robert has been in the art business for some 35 years. Painting approximately 210 images to date mostly hand-cut serigraphs. Sebastian twins with his publisher Pacific Editions of Victoria, who he has been with since his very first edition, both can be contacted for art purchases.  Sebastian appears on the secondary market also through places like EBay, local Vancouver Auction houses and many Galleries all over British Columbia. Although not a recommended method of appraisal, this artist demands at the very least 20% per year in print estimated value, with many prints compounding this value from the day of print-issuance. It is the prominence and provenance level that this artist has achieved over this 35 year period that speak to these appraisals, as well as other artists of simular time and simular medium, he is one of the leaders! For a day of venture do a internet search for artists of the North West Coast of British Columbia.

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