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Born in Alert Bay in 1950, Bruce Alfred has studied with well known artist Doug Cranmer who taught him the elements of design and engraving and introduced him to the technique of steam-bent boxes. He also studied with his cousin, Richard Hunt and with Beau Dick. Primarily a carver, he has also made serigraph prints. Bruce has also been involved in the development and growth of the U'Mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay. He has assisted with various aspects of the museum and also served as an artist in residence. For many years he was also the schoolbus driver in Alert Bay, in the hours before and after working at the museum and has been a player and coach for a highly successful soccer program in the community. Bruce has achieved great recognition for his treatment of the difficult medium of creating innovative bentwood boxes.