Artist of the moment……Peter Sevoga

Peter Sevoga was an Inuit artist born in Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1940. The artist was successful and well known in the art world before he was thirty years old. For his subject matter Peter Sevoga worked with the mother and child theme frequently. Sevoga also enjoyed creating works showing a shaman changing forms.

Price range information: Works range fromm $2,000 to $6,000.

Peter Sevoga worked in many mediums including fabric wall hangings and as a printmaker.

The artist had a half brother named Thomas Sevoga who was also based in Baker Lake.

Peter Sevoga passed away in 2007.

I love the mother and child theme with Kenojuak Ashevak’s work being supreme. Sevoga’s characters have wonderful facial expressions and the mother and child shape as a whole is very intriguing.

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