Artist Roy Henry Vickers is best known around the world for limited edition prints. He is an accomplished sculptor, design advisor of prestigious public spaces, a sought-after keynote speaker, and publisher and author of many bestselling books. Roy Henry is a recognized leader in the First Nations community, and a tireless spokesperson for recovery from addictions and abuse.
Roy has received many awards and honors for his art and community involvement. Roy is a hereditary chief with several traditional names he has received from Northwest Coast First Nations.
In 1994, Macleans magazine included Roy as the first artist ever in its Annual Honor Roll of Extraordinary Canadian Achievers. His list of medals include: In 1998, the Province of British Columbia appointed Roy to the prestigious Order of B.C., in 2003, Roy the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2003, a video featuring Roy was part of the successful Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid. In 2006 Roy was made a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2012 received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The success of the Roy Henry Vickers Gallery reveals the universal appeal of his art. The Gallery, styled after traditional northwest coast longhouses, Roy designed and built in 1986 in the village of Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
In 2004, Roy returned with his family to Hazelton, where he now lives and works on the banks of the majestic Skeena River.