Luke Iksiktaaryuk (1909 – 1977)
Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada
Luke Iksiktaaryuk was an Inuit Indigenous Art sculptor who was born in 1909 in the Kazan River area. He was a we shaman and his figures carved mostly in antler appear lonely and trancelike. Some of his figures and graphics appear in ritualistic groupings. His work was included in the first major exhibition of Baker Lake artists at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1976. Fourteen prints are documented to have been created by Luke starting 1969 and his last print issued 1977, on the same year of his death.