Wesley W Bates

Wesley W. Bates was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. One of Canada's best-known wood engravers, Bates has ventured into book illustration (W. O. Mitchell's "The Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon"), commercial art (the voyageur motif for Upper Canada Brewery), letterpress publishing (through his West Meadow Press) and acoustic country -- played, naturally, on a bouzouki. A collection of his engravings, "The Point of the Graver", was published to great acclaim in 1994. He now maintains his...See more