We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.
The cover art of BC Studies has been an integral part of our documentation of British Columbian History. We've had six talented artists over the past 48 years grace the BC Studies cover.
Issue no. 193
"Free your Mind," from the series, Crazymaking (2007)
Issue no. 192
Japanese Fancy Goods
J.M. Nagano and Co.
Issue no. 191
An Indian Game (Juggling Books)
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, 1996.
Issues no. 100 - 190
Richard Shorty is a self-taught artist, and his crest is Crow. He began painting in 1981 with encouragement from Heiltsuk artist Ben Houstie. In 1981/82, he started learning Northwest Coast design from the book Looking at Northwest Coast Art, and others. From what he learned, he began to develop his own designs. In 1983, Richard moved to Victoria, BC, to learn from other artists. During this time, Richard picked up on his carving techniques, and began to create a style that was a combination of traditional and realistic Native art. Richard's first limited edition print, titled Frog, was produced by the Leona Lattimer Gallery. His work also includes original drawings and paintings. In the fall of 2010, Richard helped complete the largest mural in Metro Vancouver. On the side of the Orwell Hotel, at Hastings and Jackson, Richard worked on this 743-foot mural, which represents Vancouver’s urban Aboriginal population and celebrates Vancouver icons. Richard has painted bentwood boxes for us at Lattimer Gallery, as well as stunning leather cuff bracelets.
Issues no. 59 - 99
John Koerner was a celebrated British Columbian artist. Koerner's work has appeared in many galleries around the world, including the Tate Modern in London and the National Gallery in Ottawa. He taught at the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr) and the University of British Columbia. He is also a featured artist in the Vancouver Art Gallery's collection.
Issues no. 1 - 58
Bruce McIntyre Watson is a British Columbian historian, author, and a BC Studies book reviewer. His book Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858 Volumes 1-3 has been recently reviewed by BC Studies in issue no. 184.