Cape Dorset

Akesuk Tudlik

Tudlik began carving in the very early 1950s. He carved mostly animals throughout the 1950s, including bears, but especially charming owls that influenced his son, the famous Latcholassie Akesuk
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Aoudla Pudlat

Aoudla has exhibited with the Cape Dorset Graphics collection from 1980-1989, with the exception of 1985. As well he has participated in "Emerging Canadian Artists" in 1981. His exhibitions also ...
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Axangayuk Shaa

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Cee Pootoogook

Cee Pootoogook was born on August 1, 1967. Around 1990, Cee began carving and he developed a solid reputation for his curious and well executed depictions of spirits and transformations.
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Eegyvudluk Ragee

“I started drawing because I was tususkuk (when I saw other people doing it, I wanted to do the same things)…When I start to make a drawing, I have a ...
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Eleeshushe Parr

Eleeshushe Parr was married to famous sculptor and printmaker Parr. They raised nine children together and worked to become some of the most prolific artists in Cape Dorset. The couple ...
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Enoosik Ottokie

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Haunak Mikkigak

A daughter of graphic artist Mary Kudjuakjuk, Qaunaq grew up traditionally on the land and began to make small carvings after her father’s death when she was still a girl. ...
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Innukjuakju Pudlat

Pudlat (alternatively known as Inukjurakju, Innukjuakjuk, Inujurakju, Innukjuakjuk Pudlat, Inukjurakju Pudlat, Innukyuarakjuke Pudlat, Innukjuarakjuke Pudlat) was a graphic artist with the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape Dorset. She and ...
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Itee Pootoogook

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Iyola Kingwatsiak

Iyola Kingwatsiak’s wife is a graphic artist. Several of his siblings are or were also artists in Cape Dorset. His sister the late Tye Adla (1936-1990) was a carver and ...
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Jamasie Teevee

Jamasie began to draw in the early 1960s while living in an Inuit Camp on the coastline of southern Baffin Island. During that time, he concentrated primarily on the copper ...
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Johnny Pootoogook

Johnny Pootoogook is a talented sculptor and printmaker, who currently lives in Kinngait pursuing his artistic career. His father, Kananginak, a prominent and involved community leader, was a sculptor and ...
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Jutai Toonoo

With a vision that is at once highly personal and often politically subversive, Cape Dorset’s Jutai Toonoo is a dynamic voice in contemporary Inuit art and in Canadian art more ...
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Kakulu Saggiaktok

I like to draw birds, Sedna, seals and beluga whales. They are the most fun and I really enjoy seeing them in the wild.
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Kananginak Pootoogook, RCA

Kananginak Pootoogook, sculptor, designer, draftsman, printmaker (born a Ikerrasak camp, south Baffin Island, NWT, 1935). Son of the great camp leader, Pootoogook, he came to Cape Dorset in 1958, when ...
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Kenojuak Ashevak, RCA, CC

When I first started to make a few lines on paper, my love, Johnniebo, smiled at me and said, ‘Inumn,’ which means ‘I love you.’ I just knew inside his ...
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Kiakshuk

Kiakshuk (Keeakshook) was born in 1886 on the south coast of Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island), Nunavut. He would move with his family to the Andrew Gordon Bay area east of Cape ...
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Killiktee Killiktee

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Kingmeata Etidlooie

Born at Itinik camp near Lake Harbor, Northwest Territories, Canada, Kingmeata Etidlooie grew up and spent most of the first half of her life in similar sites along the southwest ...
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Kovinaktilliak Parr

Kovinaktilliak is the son of well-known graphic artists Parr and Eleeshushe. He is the brother of carver Eqaluk Parr, carver Nuna Parr (by adoption), the late carver Pauloosie Tooloogak, and ...
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Kudluajuk Ashoona

Kudluajuk Ashoona was born in Cape Dorset on December 2, 1958. Her biological parents were the well-known carvers, Kabubuwa and Tayara Tunnillie. She was adopted by the family of the ...
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Lizzie Saggiak

Born in Arctic Quebec, Lizzie Saggiak remembers crossing Hudson Strait with her family to settle at Igalaalik Camp in the Andrew Gordon Bay area. Lizzie’s husband Saggiak (1897-1980), who was ...
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Lucy Qinnuayuak

Lucy Qinnuayuak is a prolific graphic artist, well known for illustrations of her favorite theme — the bird image, either singularly or in groups, and in all sorts of situations ...
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Malaija Pootoogook

Malaija Pootoogook was born in Iqaluit in the cold winter month of January, 1971. She is the adopted daughter of Paulassie Pootoogook and Ishuhungitok Pootoogook, both now deceased. Malaija has ...
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Mary Pudlat

A prolific Canadian Inuit artist, Mary Pudlat retains clear memories of her early years living in the traditional Inuit hunting lifestyle in the area near Povungnituk in Arctic Quebec. Orphaned ...
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Mayoreak Ashoona

Mayoreak Ashoona - Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Meelia Kelly

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Melia Jaw

Melia is a talented and prolific carver. She is married to Cape Dorset artist, Joe Jaw and they have five sons. Melia has strongly encouraged them to learn the art ...
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Mialia Jaw

Mialia was born August 10, 1934. A handsome woman in her early 70s, she too has come late to the stable of the Kinngait Studios. She is represented in the ...
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Mosesee Mangitak

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Napachie Pootoogook

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Nicotye Samayualie

Nicotye is the daughter of Kudluarjuk Ashoona and Johny Tunnillie Samayualie. Nicotye’s grandmother, Keeleemeeoomee Samayualie was a well-known graphic artist whose prints were represented in the Cape Dorset annual print ...
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Ningeokuluk Teevee

Born May 27, 1963, Ningeokuluk is the daughter of Joanasie Salomonie (deceased) and his wife Kanajuk. Her father, Joanasie, was much loved in Cape Dorset for his sense of humour, ...
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Nujalia Quvianaqtuliaq

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Nuna Parr

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Ohito Ashoona

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Ohotaq Mikkigak

Ohotaq began drawing in the early years of the print program in Cape Dorset, and his print, “Eskimo Fox Trapper” was released in 1961. He became less involved with drawing ...
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Olooreak Etungat

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Ooloosie Saila

As a child, Ooloosie was inspired to draw through occasional visits to the home of Kenojuak Ashevak.  At age 14 she won first prize at her high school drawing contest.
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Padloo Samayualie

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Papiara Tukiki

I enjoy drawing animals and I’m amazed at how they survive up here in the north. Without them, my family would never have survived. I also draw people camping because ...
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PARR

Parr is a highly important artist from twentieth century Inuit art history. His drawings visualize an important period of transition from semi-nomadic life to relocation in settlements. While Parr's work ...
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Pauojoungie Saggiak

Growing up Pauojoungie lived in various camps, the last one being just southeast of Cape Dorset. It is here that she had an opportunity to see all manner of birds ...
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Pauta Saila, RCA

Pauta grew up on the land and began carving as a teenager, making implements and tools from ivory. Later, he carved narrative camp and hunting scenes.
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Pee Ashevak

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Pitaloosie Saila, RCA

Pitaloosie was born in 1942 on the southwest coast of Baffin Island near what is now the community of Cape Dorset. She spent her childhood years in various hospitals in ...
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Pitseolak Ashoona, RCA OC

Pitseolak was the mother of several Cape Dorset artists, the Ashoonas: Ottochie, Koomwartok, Kaka, and Kiawak; and Napatchie Pootoogook. She is a member of the Order of Canada and was ...
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Pitseolak Niviaqsi

Pitseolak Niviaqsi - Inuk artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Pudlo Pudlat

Pudlo Pudlat lived for much of his life in the Kimmirut region, hunting and fishing to provide for his family. He moved to Cape Dorset in the late 1950s, and ...
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Qaluituk Kingwatsiaq

Qaluituk took part in the 2010 etching workshop in Cape Dorset conducted by Studio PM and her unusual drawing of a feathered fan in the shape of a butterfly (Tarrilikitaarq, ...
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Qaunaq Mikkigak

A daughter of graphic artist Mary Kudjuakjuk, Qaunaq grew up traditionally on the land and began to make small carvings after her father’s death when she was still a girl. ...
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Qavavau Manumie

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Quvianaqtuk Pudlat

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Quvianatuliak Takpaungai

Kov was one of the youngest artists to be selected for the important exhibition “Sculpture/Inuit. Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic,” which toured the world (1971-73). He ...
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Saggiassie Ragee

Saggiassie (Sakiassie) lived for many years in Tikirak camp near Cape Dorset.  "The old way of drawing was very different.  There was a lot of imagination then.  Now, actual creatures ...
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Saimaiyu Akesuk

When I went down to the litho shop to sell my first drawing, I was very nervous wondering whether they would buy it or not. My first drawing was an ...
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Sarni Pootoogook

Sharnie is the sister of Pauta, a well-known carver. She was married to the carver and graphic artist, Pudlat Pootoogook (1919 – 1985). Sharni’s daughter, Sarah Putuguk is a printmaker; ...
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Sheojuk Etidlooie

Etidlooie’s style was both minimal and abstract. Her most frequent subjects were animals, including dogs, caribou, fish and often birds. Etidlooie visualized figures as loosely naturalistic to outright fantastical depicting ...
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Sheouak Petaulassie

Sheouak Petaulassie (also known as Sheouak, Sheowa Sheouak, Sheowak Sheouak, Sheoak Sheouak) was involved with the graphic art production at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. She was one of the ...
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Shuvinai Ashoona

Shuvinai was born in Cape Dorset in August, 1961. She is the daughter of Kiawak Ashoona and Sorosilutu, both well known for their contributions to the arts in Cape Dorset.
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Simionie Teevee

Simionie began to draw around 2010. He was inspired by his wife, well known artist Ningiukulu Teevee and his work is influenced by memories of watching his father Jamasie Teevee ...
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Sita Saila

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Tim Pitsiulak

I am a hunter and I know the land and animals of the north. I am particularly inspired by the bowhead whale, because nobody really knows much about them. My ...
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Tukiki Manomie

Tukiki’s easily recognized carvings used the basic shapes of hands, claws and antlers as motifs , carving the appendages into bird and animal heads that expressed his vision of the ...
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Ulayu Pingwartok

Inuit graphic artist Ulayu Pingwartok was born near Lake Harbour on southwestern Baffin Island in 1904. She started drawing after she moved into the settlement of Cape Dorset in 1959
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