Beau DickBeau Dick was born in 1955 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of the Tsawatainuk First Nation located in Kingcome inlet.
Beau helped his father and grandfather carve and paint the 173 foot pole that was raised in Alert Bay and has worked with other prominent artists such as Joe David, Robert Davidson, Tony Hunt, and the late Bill Reid. He was one of seven artists invited to London, England in 1998 to represent Native Canadians for the re-opening of Canada House and was featured in "In the Land of the Totem Poles", a movie about Northwest Coast Native art by the noted French film maker Michel Viotte.
Beau's carvings have been published in books, exhibition catalogues and calendars on more than forty occasions and his work is well represented in public and private collections around the world. As an active traditionalist and maker of ceremonial pieces for potlatches, he sings and dances at potlatches and directs a dance group that has performed throughout British Columbia. Beau is an important mentor for many young artists.