Don Yeomans

1958 – Present

Don Yeomans (b. 1958) was born in Prince Rupert, BC in 1958. His father was Haida from Masset, BC and his mother Métis from Slave Lake, Alberta. He has studied and worked in the Haida Style since he was a youth: first apprenticing under the expert guidance of his Aunt Freda Diesing in the early 1970’s, and shortly after, attending art school at Vancouver Community College in 1976. Later, he also started working under Haida artist Robert Davidson. After more than four decades, Yeomans has mastered many different media including two-dimensional design, wood carving, as well as gold and silver jewellery. His reputation as a master carver has also yielded large scale commissions around the world. Yeomans consistently incorporates new ideas into his foundational repertoire of traditional Northwest Coast design.