Who was Bill Reid?

Photo biography

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

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Bill Reid as a baby with his mother and father, 1920

Bill Reid’s father, William Ronald Reid, was born in Michigan (USA) of German and Scottish parents and was an immigrant to the coast.

Reid family portrait: Bill Reid as a baby with his mother and father
Victoria, BC
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.