About

Dempsey Bob is a distinguished Tahltan and Tlingit artist of the Wolf Clan. Born in 1948, he began carving in 1969 under the tutelage of Freda Diesing who was his earliest mentor and teacher. At once a traditionalist and vanguard, Dempsey Bob’s sculptures blend traditional narratives and iconography with contemporary influences. His dynamic sculptures re-imagine convention with highly animated sculptures that acknowledge the lineage to which they are indebted while incorporating an expansive view and understanding of sculpture.

Selected Works

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Dempsey Bob

Installation view

Dempsey Bob

Installation view

Dempsey Bob

Installation view

Dempsey Bob

Installation view

Dempsey Bob

Taken

2016

Yellow Cedar

  • 19" x 8 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Dempsey Bob

Bear Vessel

2017

Yellow Cedar

  • 8 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Dempsey Bob

Beaver Woman

2012

Birch

  • 7 1/2” x 8 1/2” x 36”
Dempsey Bob

Listen to the Frogs

2018

Alder

  • 15" x 12" x 7"
Dempsey Bob

Bear Chief's Box

2017

Yellow Cedar, Red Cedar

  • 14 1/2" x 13 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Dempsey Bob

Strong Man

2019

Alder and Yellow Cedar

  • 13" x 6" x 9"
Dempsey Bob

Frogs Talking

2017

Alder

  • 19" x 13 1/2" x 8"
Dempsey Bob

Eagles and Bears

2017

Alder

  • 16" x 8" x 7"

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