Who was Bill Reid?

In his own words

Bill Reid
"I never started out to create anything in the way of a movement"

I never started out to create anything in the way of a movement. As a matter of fact I was very opposed to it. I said that this was not the way to go – that we cannot recreate an art form out of the context of the social structure which made it in the first place. And I thought it was – and it was quite pragmatic, it wasn't that I didn’t want to – I just thought it was impossible.

“The Private Bill Reid,” CBC Radio, The Arts Tonight Broadcast: March 1, 1994. Reporter: Susan Feldman. Courtesy Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC Archives.