Artist of the moment…..Pauloosie Sivuak

Pauloosie Sivual was both an accomplished painter and carver born in Puvirnituq, Quebec, Canada in the year 1930. The artist was a director of the Povungnituk Co-Operative in the 1960s. He was inspired to carve by watching his brother. Carved his first work in the late 1940s.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $2,000.

Some of his themes included birds and other wildlife. He also liked to portray Inuit life and the mother and child motif.

The artist was a well respected man of the community and as a result was not as prolific as other Inuit artists, though he did make a fair amount of both sculpture and graphic work.

Over an eighteen year period he created only print edition works. During the last years 4 years of his life he made more than forty prints. Better late than never I guess!

The artist passed away in 1986 at the age of 56 years old.

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