Artist of the moment…..Lucy Quinnuayuak

Lucy Quinnuayuak was another great Inuit artist from the Cape Dorset, Nunavet Territory. Quinnuayuak was known for her wonderful drawings and print work with birds. We might call her the “Audobon artist of the Inuits!” In the gallery my favorite is the bird catching the two fish. What a simple yet great composition. Quinnuayuak was born in Salluit in 1915.

Her husband was named Tikituk, a great painter and sculptor. In the 1960s the family moved to Cape Dorset.

Like other Inuit artists Quinnuayuak does a fantastic job when combining groups of birds into flowing positive and negative shapes.

The artist passed away in 1982.

Price range information: Prints and original drawings range from $250 to $3,000.

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