Robert Dow Reid

Robert Dow Reid

  • Biography

    ROBERT DOW REID
    Kelowna, BC

    Robert Dow Reid was born in Scotland in 1933 and has always drawn inspiration from the sea and aquatic life. His grandfather was a sea captain, and the artist himself travelled the seas on whaling vessels as a teenager in the 1940s and 1950s. He met his wife, Isobel in 1956, and they immigrated to Canada in 1958. Robert and his family have lived in Kelowna since 1964.

    Dow Reid is best known for his Spirit of Sail sculpture (which stands at 38-feet high and currently sits at the end of Bernard Avenue in Kelowna.) and his numerous other large-scale sculptures throughout B.C., Saskatchewan, and Japan. Locally, he is well loved for his smaller works carved from whale teeth salvaged on board the whalers all those decades ago. His creations are in collections worldwide, including that of Queen Elizabeth II.

    "It doesn't really matter to me whether my art is considered good or bad, though hopefully it's not treated indifferently. What matters to me is that I know it's my best at the time I'm doing it."

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Robert Dow Reid

Inquisitive
1 x 2.75 x 1 ″ Antique Bone $350 CAD

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Perched
5 x 2 x 3.25 ″ Antique Bone Sold

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Mushrooms
8.5 x 5 x 4″ Antique Bone Sold

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Sunbathing
7 x 9.5 x 5.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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Spirit of Sail
12 x 7 x 7″ Ceramic Sold

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Looking Up
2.5 x 5 x 4″ Antique Bone Sold

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Synchronous
24 x 24 x 4″ Antique Bone Sold

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Wee Quail
3 x 3 x 3.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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The Watchers
3.5 x 8 x 7″ Antique Bone Sold

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The Queue (side view)
6 x 9 x 3″ Antique Bone Sold

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The Queue
5 x 9.5 x 3″ Antique Bone Sold

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Shaggy Mane Mushrooms
6.75 x 4.5 x 3.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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Rookery (reverse)
18 x 9 x 9″ Antique Bone Sold

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Rookery
18 x 9 x 9″ Antique Bone Sold

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Porpoises With Coral
12 x 8 x 4″ Antique Bone Sold

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Penguin Rookery
7 x 29 x 8″ Antique Bone Sold

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Northwind
30 x 48 x 30″ Fiberglass Sold

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Nine Mushrooms and a Geode
5 x 5.25 x 4.75″ Antique Bone Sold

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Mushrooms II (detail)
13.5 x 8.5 x 7.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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Mushrooms II
13.5 x 8.5 x 8″ Antique Bone Sold

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Mushrooms I
13.5 x 7 x 7″ Antique Bone Sold

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Lone Seal
4 x 3.5 x 2″ Antique Bone Sold

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In Flight
7.5 x 5 x 1.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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Geode With Three Mushrooms
6 x 5 x 4″ Antique Bone Sold

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Five Seals on an Iceflow
3.5 x 12.5 x 5.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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Five Dolphins On Black Coral
13 x 11.25 x 8.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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Dolphin in the Waves 476
5.5 x 6 x 3.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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Dolphin Group - 42120
2 x 7 x 7″ Antique Bone Sold

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Curious
4 x 1.25 x 1.5″ Antique Bone Sold

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Chess Set on Etched Metal Board
7 x 18 x 18″ Antique Bone Sold