(1981 – Present, Teslin-Tlingit)
Teslin-Tlingit artist William Callaghan is an up-and-coming carver, jeweler, and graphic artist who has been working as a full-time artist since 2005. He was born in Whitehorse, Yukon and he is a member of the Dakhlaweidi clan and bears the Orca and Eagle as his family crests. William began carving when he was just nineteen, collaborating on a bear mask with celebrated artist Eugene Alfred. Upon joining the Sundog carving program in 2005, William decided to pursue a career as an artist. Stylistically, he embraces Tlingit design infused with his personal experiences. In 2006, three of his carvings were displayed in the United Nations building in New York City and in 2007 one of his masks was presented to the Former Governor General Michelle Jean. Currently, William is completing his Bachelors degree in Fine Art at Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design.