Artist of the moment……Hannah Kigusiaq

Helen Kigusiuq is another master Inuit printmaker born in the Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1931.

What I enjoy most about her artist more so than any other Inuit artist’s graphic work, is her bird’s eye view that she uses in many of her works.  Kigusiuqenjoyed drawing examples of her lifestyle.

She had lived the traditional Inuit lifestyle of living as a nomad off of the land. However one tough winter much of her camp  contracted tuberculosis. This caused her family to quit the nomad lifestyle and settle down in the Baker Lake area.

The artist turned to drawing as a means of financial income as her husband had to take two years off due to his illness.

price range information: original graphite drawings from $500 to $1,500 color is colored pencil. Other prints ranging $250 to $500 are only in black and white. The black and white works are a majority of the artist’s output.

 

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