Kwakiutl, Kwakwaka’Wakw, Wood Carver, Mungo Martin, 1963

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Chief Mungo Martin or Nakapenkem (lit. Potlatch chief “ten times over”), Datsa (lit. “grandfather”), was an important figure in Northwest Coast style art, specifically that of the Kwakwaka’wakw peoples. He was a major contributor to Kwakwaka’wakw art, especially in the realm of wood sculpture and painting. He was also known as a singer and songwriter.

 

 

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