Matthew Helgesen

P.O. Box 8893
, Alaska

(907) 617-2642

Matthew J. Helgesen is an emerging yet accomplished artist born in Ketchikan, Alaska, and raised in Hydaburg, Alaska. He now lives in Ketchikan. Matthew is from the Kaigani Haida of the Eagle Clan, and has studied under Warren Peele of Hydaburg and as an apprentice of Norman Jackson of Ketchikan.

His inspiration comes from a deep respect and longing to honor the traditions and heritage of his people. Matthew has carved works on exhibit at the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan, Sealaska Corporation in Juneau as well as in various private collections throughout Alaska.

Traditional Arts, Visual Arts



Northwest Coast Traditional Carving