Arthur Vickers (artist)
Arthur Vickers (born 1947), OBC is a Canadian West Coast storyteller and artist. He received the Order of British Columbia in 2008 for his charitable work fundraising.
He is especially known for his gold leaf works and is accomplished in many media, from drawing and carving to painting to printmaking. Arthur Vickers' Gallery is set in the historic, picturesque seaside village of Cowichan Bay, on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The Leadership Desk
The Leadership Desk is hand-crafted red cedar, created in the form of a bentwood box and adorned with First Nation's iconography. It was presented to the Premier of British Columbia by Arthur Vickers in October 2009 and resides permanently in the Premier's Office of British Columbia.
He was born in Vancouver to a mother of English and Canadian ancestry and a father of Tsimshian and Heiltsuk lineage. He spent his childhood in the Tsimshian village of Kitkatla, where he spent much time with his grandfather, a fisherman and canoe carver.
- Anderson, Bridgitte. "B.C. ARTIST GIFTS HAND-CRAFTED LEADERSHIP DESK TO B.C.". Press Release 2009PREM0057-000538. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
- "Tofino Artist Arthur Vickers." (retrieved 21 Nov 2009)
- "Gordon Campbell's desk a thing of beauty" (Globe and Mail, 2009)
- "Vickers Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Camosun College" (Camosun College, 2010)
- "Spring convocation honours six for lifetime accomplishments" (University of Victoria, 2006)