He was born in 1954 at the Haida village of Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. His parents are Claude and Vivian Davidson and, through Claude, he is the grandson of the Haida artist and memoirist Florence Davidson. He is a member of the Eagle moiety, Ts'ał'lanas lineage. He began carving argillite in 1972 and became apprenticed to his older brother, the carver Robert Davidson, during the carving of a housefront and houseposts in honour of their grandmother Florence Davidson's father Charles Edenshaw in 1977 and 1978.
Davidson works in argillite and wood and also produces silkscreens.
Yvr adds to its sense of place with new artwork by reg davidson