After colonization, Chinook artistic traditions declined. Specialized knowledge and skills disappeared as artists and craftsmen succumbed to foreign diseases in the 19th century. Christian missionaries also discouraged many forms of Chinook art, because they depicted spirit guardians. Finally, artifact traders looted Native burial grounds and village sites. Thanks to several dedicated and talented artists Chinookan art persevered despite these challenges. Contemporary Native artists are devoted to reviving and maintaining the traditions for future generations, and their work is exhibited in art galleries, in public installations, and in private collections.
Greg A. Robinson
- Video: Portland Art Museum | CCNA Interviews: Greg Robinson at Cathlatpotle Plankhouse
- Video: Chinook Carver Greg A. Robinson on OPB Oregon Art Beat | October 22, 2015
- Video: Greg A. Robinson Native American Artist Series | Quintana Galleries | September 25, 2013
- Gallery: Pinterest Art Collection from Greg A. Robinson
- Profile: Greg A. Robinson art on Facebook
- Gallery: Charles Funk fine art portfolio
- Profile: at Port Townsend School of Woodworking
- Gallery: Adam McIsaac art gallery of works at Stonington Gallery
- Media: Natural wonder | Portland Tribune | November 13, 2014
- Media: Adam McIsaac fell in love with Columbia River art; now others are loving his art | The Oregonian | March 23, 2012
Tony A. Johnson
Pictured here are examples of contemporary art by Tribal Chairman Tony A. Johnson.
- Greg Robinson Interview, 2012
- Johnson and McIsaac