Artist of the moment…….Ada Eyetoaq also known as Ada Kingilik

Ada Eyetoaq is a contemporary Inuit artist renowned for her sculptures, printmaking, and wall hangings. Ada Eyetoaq was born in the year 1934  near the Kazan River located in Canada. Eyetoaq often works with the figure and the mother and child theme.

Her family was among the last to leave the temporary settlement and move into the area of Baker Lake.  Much of the artist’s work is involved with the traditional Inuit lifestyle of hunting and trapping. When her family first moved out of the temporary settlement to Baker Lake they had to live in a tent as there wasn’t enough housing for their family.

She married another trapper and artist named James Kingilik. The couple had hard times and food was very scarce. For four years they ate mainly fish as they could not find any caribou or seal to eat.

Her husband James Kingilik passed away in 1975.

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $3,000.


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