Who was Bill Reid?

Photo biography

Discover some of the influences that shaped Bill Reid’s identity.

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Sophie Gladstone, Bill Reid's mother as a young woman, date unknown

All of Bill Reid’s relatives on his mother’s side were Haida.

Sophie Gladstone (1895-1985), Bill Reid's mother, as a young woman
Skidegate, BC
Date unknown
Courtesy Bill Reid Estate

Perspectives on Bill Reid

Diverse opinions were expressed about Bill Reid and his work. Hear from friends, colleagues, critics and scholars.

In his own words

At different times throughout his life, Bill Reid spoke about questions of identity. Hear what he had to say.