Baker Lake

Françoise Oklaga

Françoise Oklaga was the sister of Cape Dorset artists Pudlo and Ooshutsiak Pudlat, but she was adopted at an early age and grew up in the area of Chesterfield Inlet. ...
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Hannah Kigusiuq

Born near Garry Lake in the Central Canadian Arctic, Hannah Kigusiuq grew to adulthood living much the same as her Inuit ancestors had before her—residing in snow houses in the ...
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Harold Qarliksaq

Qarliksaqls parents, Utak and Qajaviniq, were Hanningajuqmiut from Hanningajuq, located 150 miles northwest of Baker Lake. Urak and Qajaviniq also travelled in search of caribou and fish in the Akiliniq ...
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Irene Avaalaaqiaq

Born in 1941 in the Kazan River area, Avaalaaqia moved to Baker Lake in 1958, where she still lives. Avaalaaqiaq is one of this country's most prominent Inuit artists and ...
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Janet Kigusiuq

Janet Kigusiuq is best known for her graphics but has also gained significant recognition in the medium of fabric art. She was born in the Back River area of the ...
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Jessie Oonark, RCA, OC

Jessie Oonark, "Una," OC, artist (born 1906 in the Back River area, NWT [now Nunavut]; died 2 March 1985 in Churchill, MB). Jessie Oonark was elected to the Royal Canadian ...
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Luke Anguhadluq

Luke Anguhadluq was born in 1895 near Chantrey Inlet into a group of Inuit known as the Utkuhikhalingmiut. Contact between these Inuit and white explorers, traders and missionaries during the ...
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Lydia Jaypody

Name: Lydia Jaypody  (1926 – 1991) Gender: Female Style: Inuit Region: Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada  
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Marion Tuu’luuq

Marion Tuu’luq is known primarily for her textile works but also produced graphic works, contributing to 13 editions of the Baker Lake print collection. Her work is tied to her ...
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Marjorie Esa

Marjorie Esa was born near Iglulik and adopted as newborn child by Louis Tapatai and Hahha Siksik who were living in the area near Baker Lake. Tapatai worked and travelled ...
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Martha Ittulukatnak

Ittuluktnak’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is found in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Winnipeg Art Gallery, the MacDonald Stewart Art Center and the ...
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Myra Kukiiyaut

Myra Kukiiyaut was born in Baker Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, where her father worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but was raised on the land where she lived a ...
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Philippa Iksiraq

Philippa and Thomas Iksiraq are among the founding members of the Baker Lake Printmaker’s Co-Operative in Nunavut. Their images speak to the contemporary challenges faced by the Inuit people as ...
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Simon Tookoome

My name is Simon Tookoome, I live in Qamanittuaq, Baker Lake. I am originally from Uqhuqtuuq, Gjoa Haven. I moved as a young lad to Baker Lake. I first got ...
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Therese Putugok

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Thomas Iksiraq

Thomas was born in October 23rd in 1941 in the Back River area. His father, Mark Oyarai, died in the spring of 1954. “When I was 6 or 7 I ...
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Victoria Mamnguqsualuk

Victoria Mamnguqsualuk is one of the best-known Canadian Inuit artists of her generation. Born near Garry Lake, Northwest Territories, she lived a migratory existence on the land until she was ...
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William Noah

William began carving and drawing in 1963 and has devoted himself to graphic art since 1970. Typical of his drawings are the depiction of skeletons and internal organs of shamans ...
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Winnie Tarraq

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Winnie Tatya

Winnie Tatya began drawing, and in the early 1970s she began making wall hangings. Her fabric work has been in many exhibitions since 1974, including the international touring show Northern ...
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