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Pasco, Duane

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Duane Pasco was born in Seattle in 1932 and grew up in Alaska. Although non-Native himself, he was fascinated by the Tenaina indegenous people and absorbed all he could of their traditional culture. Pasco returned to Seattle in the 1940s and continued his studies, particularly of the Northwest Coast cultures. He began carving in 1959 and has been a scholar and practicing artist since then. He has taught and lectured for decades and many talented younger artists acknowledge his influence and instruction. Duane Pasco is represented in major collections of Northwest Coast art in North America and Europe.