Dempsey Bob

Inuit (1948)

Dempsey Bob is an Inuit sculptor.
Based on records, Dempsey Bob's estimated art value is C$10,000 (*)

Dempsey Bob's work could be available for sale through Art Galleries or at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$25,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for a bronze sculpture work attributed to Dempsey Bob (1948) was C$16,675 - paid for "a carved and polychromed alder Frog design frontlet" at Maynards in Vancouver on Wed, Nov 23, 2011. has 6 auction art sale records for their bronze sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$25,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

Dempsey Bob, an artist of mixed TahItan and Tlingit First Nations descent, was born in 1948 in the Tahltan village of Telegraph Creek. Working primarily as a sculptor, Dempsey Bob creates masks, bowls, and totems that include intricate patterns and designs that both preserve and celebrate traditional Tahltan and Tlingit cultures and styles. Bob apprenticed under the late Haida artist Freda Diesing, who was instrumental in the revival of Northwest Coast art in the 1960s. In 2006, Bob helped to found the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Arts to carry on the legacy of his mentor. He boasts a multitude of group and solo exhibitions and his works are featured in a number of prominent collections, including the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC), Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.), Canada House (London, UK), and National Museum of Ethnology (Suita, JP). Dempsey Bob was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013, "for his dedication to the preservation of Tahltan-Tlingit artistry as a master carver and mentor to a new generation of artists.”

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top bronze sculpture sale records from database.
This information is not intended to substitute professional advice.
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