Dudley Carter

(Canadian, born 1891, died 1992)

Late artist Dudley C. Carter was a celebrated woodcarver based in the Pacific Northwest. Born in Canada, Carter's early childood was spent living among First Nations peoples, which greatly influenced his art. He moved to Washington State in 1928 and worked as a forest engineer. He taught sculpture at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1944-1945. He kept a studio called "Haida House Studio" which was inspired by a traditional Haida dwelling. At the age of 96, Carter became the first artist in residence for the King County Parks and Recreation Department.