Artist of the moment……Joanassie Manning

Joanassie Manning is an Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada born in the year 1967. The artist came to sculpting at the age of twenty with the influence of  his grandfather who was the master Inuit artist Osuitok Ipeelee. His grandmother was also a fine fabric artist. His favorite subject is the owl.

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The artist grandfather was perhaps among the most famous Inuit artists, Osuitok Ipeelee. Ipeelee was  already popular in the region before James Houston came along in the early 1950s, Houston helped the artist achieve international recognition. His works were also included in the International traveling tour of Inuit art in 1971 to 1973.

below is a great example of an owl by his grandfather, Osuitok Ipeelee.


And to close we check out another work by Joanassie Manning’s grandfather, master carver Osuitok Ipeelee.

I so enjoy families that produce multiple generations of artists!


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