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Marcus Alfred, one of the best artists of the younger generation of First Nations peoples of Canada, has passed on. The artist was one of the best up and coming artists.

Marcus Alfred was born on Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in 1981. Marcus Alfred represented the Kwakwaka’wakw. He began carving when he was 8 years old.

His father is the famed artist and teacher Wayne Alfred. Wayne Alfred is an incredible graphic artist and producer of masks.

Marcus Alfred was also an accomplished dancer.

The artist studied with his father Wayne Alfred and Beau Dick, another accomplished professional First Nations artist.