Frank Campbell is a Coast Salish artist. His ancestral names are ‘Wopeeoh’ and ‘Ququpule’nuxv’. He was born on August 26, 1979, in La Conner, Washington.
Frank first moved to Canada in 1990 with his mother. He and his family are members of Tsawwassen First Nation.
Franks has been drawing since 1995. In 1999 he enrolled in a Native art course where he learned more about drawing, carving, and other types of art. A totem pole his class carved is on view at Vancouver College.
Samples of Frank’s art and a little history of him are in a book of Native artists called ’13 Moons’ which was publish in 2005. Frank also has a piece of art hanging at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge, and that piece is incorporated into other forms of decor within the building.
Frank’s artwork can also be seen on the Chevron Cardlock located in the industrial area on Tsawwassen Lands.
Frank loves to drum and sing traditional songs. He has been a skipper on many canoe journeys. As he continues to practice his Native traditions, he teaches his daughters to sing traditional songs and learn about their culture. Family is very important to him.
Frank’s enjoyment of carving Native artwork is only getting stronger as time goes on.