"Being able to successfully make a living as a professional Native Artist is challenging in itself, however it is not enough to merely create masterpieces for the sake of aesthetics..."
Sharing my cultural knowledge with my patrons as well as with tribal members and teaching the art of Tlingit carving to upcoming Native carvers brings much purpose to my life.
"Leaving a legacy of work behind for the next generation to be inspired by is a life time goal that I strive to accomplish."
is one of Alaska's finest Tlingit carvers. He was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska in the heart of the Tongass National Forest which was named after his tribal ancestors; the Tongass Tribe (Taantakwaan), the Sea Lion people. Israel is a member of the Bear Clan, which in Tlingit is written as "Teikweidee." Israel's Tlingit name, Kinstaadaal, means "The Bear That's Standing Up."
You can learn more about Israel's history in the Biography
section of the site.
Israel has created traditional and contemporary works of art for public, corporate and private art collectors for almost 25 yrs. We invite you to explore the Tlingit culture through Israel's art. Fine art collectors as well as Native art enthusiasts can take with them a greater appreciation for the art of the Tlingit people.
In the Online Portfolio
and Gift Shop
you can view many fine examples of Israel's original pieces as well as a series of reproductions he has designed, called The Shotridge Collection
. You will have the opportunity to browse through his gift shop where you will find Tlingit art for every budget. This includes merely a fraction of the work Israel has accomplished during his career as a leading Northwest Coast Native Artist.
Israel accepts a limited amount of art commissions, if you are interested in commissioning Israel to create a work of art specifically for you, or a loved one, please email ~ email@example.com
or call 1-888-637-1320