Eustace Ziegler was born in Detroit. He followed in his father’s footsteps and was ordained as an Episcopal Minister, but art was his calling. After completing his studies, Ziegler traveled to Alaska in 1909 to run a mission but began to sketch and paint the people he served in his spare time. Like Sydney Laurence, Ziegler painted landscapes, but he is best known for his portraits of First Nations people. Ultimately, he made Seattle his home base and enjoyed a forty-year career as one of the finest painters of Alaska and its people.