Duane Pasco

(American, born 1932)

Artist Duane Pasco is a wood carver and sculptor. His artworks are strongly influenced by the Indigenous artistic traditions of the Northwest Coast. He has made the study of these traditions his life’s work. Many credit him as an outstanding craftsperson and a generous teacher, who nurtured many emerging Native carvers.

Born in Seattle, Pasco's family moved to Alaska early in his childhood. In the early 1970s, he served as an art instructor in Northern British Columbia, Canada, before returning to the Seattle area. Pasco is based in Poulsbo, on the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington.