Andrew Qappik, RCA

Artist Photo - Andrew Qappik

Artist Photo – Andrew Qappik
Photo credit to Rob Stimpson

Name:
Andrew Qappik (1964 – ), RCA
Gender:
Male
Style:
Inuit
Region:
Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada


Born in 1964 in Nunataq, a camp about 40 miles from the east Baffin Island settlement of Pangnirtung, he moved with his parents into the community when he was a young child. When a printmaking workshop was established in the hamlet in 1973, young Andrew watched the experienced artists, especially his uncles Solomon and Imoona Karpik, who encouraged him to create his own drawings.

Qappik’s prints depicts both animals and traditional Inuit culture, which he has learned about from his own experience and stories by his grandfathers and other relatives. Some of these relatives have been an influence on Qappik’s artistic sensibilities. He has a fondness for realistic/naturalistic scenes of Arctic life; an instinctive grasp of line, form and composition; and a use of lighter coloured tones with little negative space. He had 5 prints in the Pangnirtung Print Collection when he was 14-years-old. Since then, he has been a regular contributor to the catalogue and the recipient of a number of important commissions.

Qappik designed the polar bear logo used by the Government of Nunavut and advised the Chief Herald of Canada on Nunavut’s coat-of-arms and flag. He also designed the logo for Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated.

Art Work

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    'Akuluk (Term of Endearment)' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2010

    Akuluk (Term of Endearment)

    Pangnirtung 2010
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    'Andrew and Annie' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2010

    Andrew and Annie

    Pangnirtung 2010
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    'Arctic Terns' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 1999

    Arctic Terns

    Pangnirtung 1999
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    'Boy' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2010

    Boy

    Pangnirtung 2010
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    'Caribou' by Andrew Qappik

    Caribou

    Pangnirtung 1997
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    'Close to Their Nesting Ground' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art | Native Canadian Arts

    Close to Their Nesting Ground

    1994
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    'Creature' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2011

    Creature

    Pangnirtung 2011
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    'Fishing at Ingalik' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 1996

    Fishing at Ingalik

    Pangnirtung 1996
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    'Floe Edge Polar Bear' by Andrew Qappik - Pangnirtung Inuit Art Limited Edition print

    Floe Edge Polar Bear

    Pangnirtung 2018
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    'Food for Thought' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2004

    Food for Thought

    Pangnirtung 2004
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    'Iglooliutuu (Igloo Maker)' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2008

    Iglooliutuu (Igloo Maker)

    Pangnirtung 2008
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    'Imitating the Raven' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2000

    Imitating the Raven

    Pangnirtung 2000
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    'Light of Mine' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2001

    Light of Mine

    Pangnirtung 2001
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    'Lighting Warmth' by Andrew Qappik - Pangnirtung Inuit Art Limited Edition print

    Lighting Warmth

    Pangnirtung 2018
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    'Picnic in Pangnirtung' by Andrew Qappik - Pangnirtung Inuit Art Limited Edition print

    Picnic in Pangnirtung

    Pangnirtung 2018
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    'Polar Bears' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2002

    Polar Bears

    Pangnirtung 2002
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    'Shore Birds' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 2000

    Shore Birds

    Pangnirtung 2000
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    'Tracked by a Fox' by Andrew Qappik, RCA - Inuit Art - Pangnirtung 1994

    Tracked by a Fox

    Pangnirtung 1994
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    Traditional Polar Bear Hunt

    Pangnirtung 2011