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Ḱesu’: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer

In 2012, the Museum of Anthropology presented, Ḱesu’, a retrospective exhibition on the art and life of Kwakwaka’wakw artist Doug Cranmer (1927–2006). A self-proclaimed “whittler” and “doodler,” Cranmer’s understated and elegant style quickly found an international following. Skillfully weaving excerpts from his friends and family, facts about his life and examples of his stunning artwork, this book celebrates Cranmer’s personality, paradoxes and profound influence on generations of Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations artists.

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