ALBERTBERRYCOOPER.COM, A DIVISION OF SEATTLE-BASED GALLERY NORTHWEST FOUND, SPECIALIZES IN THE HISTORIC EARLY 20TH-CENTURY COPPER WORKS AND CARVED IVORY DECORATIVE ARTS CRAFTED BY ALBERT BERRY, WHO OPERATED TWO CRAFT SHOPS: ALASKA ARTISANS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOP AND BERRY'S ARTS & CRAFT SHOP.
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Drawing from the narratives and unique imagery of the Tlingit and Haida Native American cultures of the Northern Northwest Coast, ALBERT BERRY (1878 – 1949) created an extraordinarily distinctive body of handwrought copper creations during America’s Arts & Crafts period.
Although Berry initially practiced as a silversmith out of Boston, his rise to fame began with his earliest production period of handcrafted copper wares out of his Juneau, Alaska shop, the “ALASKA ARTISANS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOP," from 1913 – 1918. It was in Alaska while serving as gold miner and hunter in Dawson and Fairbanks (1904/05 – 1912) that Berry was seduced by the cultural stories and artistic expression of the Northwest Coast Native American tribes, as well as the lure of gold in the region and pre-glacial fossilized walrus, mammoth and mastodon ivory. These influences were melded into his exquisitely elegant copper wares created during his time in Juneau, and would continue to distinguish his designs in Seattle, Washington sold out of "BERRY'S ART & CRAFT SHOP" from 1918 until his death in 1949.