Rufus Moody

Inuit (1923 - 1998)

Rufus Moody was an Inuit ceramic artist.
Based on records, Rufus Moody's estimated art value is C$20,000 (*)

Rufus Moody's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$2,500 - C$50,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for an argillite ceramic work attributed to Rufus Moody (1923-1998) was C$46,000 - paid for "Longhouse" at Heffel in Vancouver on Thu, Nov 14, 2002. has 55 auction art sale records for their argillite ceramic results, with prices in the range of C$2,500 to C$50,000.

Waddington's Auction House Biography and Notes

One of three generations of Haida artists, Rufus Moody began carving in the 1940s in the style of his grandfather, Thomas and father, Arthur. Working primarily in argillite from Skidegate, which he mined himself, Moody created a variety of intricate works, from relief carved totem poles to model longhouses. In the 1950s he began to carve on a larger scale. His work is admired internationally and appears in museums, private and corporate collections.

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top argillite ceramic sale records from database.
This information is not intended to substitute professional advice.
To estimate the value of a specific artwork created by Rufus Moody, follow some of the advice from our Valuating art page, or contact an art specialist if our automated estimate value is greater than C$2,500.