Chuck Heit is a contemporary First Nations artist. Chuck Ya’Ya Heit was born in the year 1957.
Heit attended the Kitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art. The artist also served as an apprentice to master artist Robert Davidson for two years.
After graduation he was immediately hired by the school to be a teacher. Heit became the youngest teacher in the history of the school.
The artist also gives credit to his uncle, Chief Walter Harris, as being his biggest mentor in becoming an artist.
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Heit represents the Gitsxan from the Skeena River of British Columbia.
The artist works as a jeweler and carver.
Heit is great example of a contemporary first nations artist. He has a wonderful sense of line is a high quality graphic artist in addition to be a great sculptor, carver, and maker of jewelry. What a talented artist!