First Name: Frank
Last Name: Charlie
Full Name: Frank Charlie
Alternative Names: Kwya Tseeck Tchuss Miyuh (White Wolf)
Date of birth: 1952
Place of birth: Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
Community/Heritage: Nuu-chah-nulth (Tla-o-qui-aht), Clayoquot Band
Art Media: Prints, wood carvings, silkscreen
Frank Charlie was born in 1952 in Port Renfrew and is a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht nation of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. In 1974, he inherited the name “Kwya Tseek Tchuss Miyuh” (White Wolf) from his grandfather during a pole raising ceremony at the World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington.
Charlie lived among the Clayoquot people at the village of Opitsaht on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Charlie has depicted the different aspects of the Clayoquot culture and is known for his carvings and paintings, many done on drums and panels.