Yul Baker was born in North Vancouver, BC in September 1973.
Yul, one of the top athletes to come out of indian country playing for both Canada and the United States, including winning the World Championship in lacrosse with the Rochester Nighthawks in 1997. He has been working as an artist since 2003 and has trained with established artists Alano Edzerza, Klathe-Bhi and Ray Natrall. Yul primarily carves masks, in both red and yellow cedar.
Yul carries two traditional names, one from the Kwakwaka’wakw ("Walla-bossa-ma") and one from the Nuu-chah-nulth ("Ge-mock-soth"). In February of 2008, Yul graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program at the Native Education College in Vancouver, which was led by Kwakwaka’wakw/Haida artist, Dan Wallace.
Bio compliments of https://spirit-gallery.com/native-artist/yul-baker/