Edward Hofseth

Edward Hofseth is a deaf artist, born and raised in Bethel, Alaska. He attended Utah State School for the Deaf from 1964-72 where he discovered his talent for art. Hofseth’s art reflects his Yup’ik Eskimo culture in many ways. Mask carvings, oil paintings of moose, caribou, bears, and fish show life in Alaska both in its beauty and creation. He currently works with oil paintings, wood carvings for masks, glass etchings and family portraits. Many of Hofseth’s oil paintings and drawings are on display in New York and at the Anchorage Museum.