Tsimshian artist Jack Hudson was born in Metlakatla, Alaska. Hudson has been artistic and creative since grade school, but was not really exposed to Northwest Coast Indian art until 1965. Hudson has researched extensively the art and culture of the Tsimshian in an effort to revive the lost artistic legacy. Since then, Hudson has become an accomplished wood carver, print maker, silver engraver and master of the Coastal Tsimshian art form. The influence of his work is reflected by its presence in numerous public and private collections both in the U.S. and internationally.