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Artist / Maker : Johnny, Maynard Jr.
Title : Leader of the Fishermen
Date (Execution) : 1999
Geographical Origin : Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Penelakut, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Brown and blue design of bird, man and fish, all facing forward.
Accession # : U014.3.311
Width (cm) : 42.00
Height (cm) : 38.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The first time I saw an Eagle was when I went fishing with my Dad. We were walking to a fishing spot along the Cowichan River and saw an Eagle on top of a tree. My Dad said 'Wait, look at the Eagle,' and just as I looked up the Eagle swooped down to the river with its talons out and hooked a salmon out of the river. After that my Dad and I fished there all day and caught four salmon between the two of us. This print is of an Eagle holding a salmon in its talons; I called it 'Leader of the Fishermen' because it led my Dad and I to a great fishing spot."