Mark Porter

Country/Region: Northwest Coast

Tribe: TlingitA tragic house fire on April 12, 1999 cut short the promising career of Tlingit artist Mark Porter. He was the only grandson of the late First Nation photographer, elder, and leader George Johnston (who the George Johnston Museum in Teslin is named after). He began his carving career as an apprentice with Keith Wolfe Smarch and quickly became an accomplished artist in his own right.

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