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Johnny, Maynard Jr. (b. 1973)

Cultural Group : Penelakut, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw

Maynard Johnny Jr. was born April 4, 1973 in Campbell River, B.C. He is of Kwaguilth and Coast Salish descent, inheriting a unique blend of culture and tradition and having lived in both Canada and the United States, Maynard also is influenced by Indigenous cultures on both countries. Maynard began drawing at the age of six; however it was not until he was seventeen that he began working seriously on his artistic practice. His blending of Salish and Kwaguilth art forms has resulted in a unique and contemporary vision of many of the traditional stories.