Archive for November 17, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Paul Toolooktook

Paul Toolooktook was an Inuit artist born in Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1947. His mother was a professional artist who carved and also made prints, her name was Martha Aptanik. Paul Toolooktook’s step brother, Basil Aptanik, is a professional artist working out of Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory. Basil will be the next post. Toolooktook was mainly a carver, but also produced some prints.

And below two depictions of the sea goddess Sedna made by Paul Toolooktook.

Toolooktook enjoyed working with animals and the figure. As a sculptor and carver Paul Toolooktook was very prolific.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Paul Toolooktook passed away in 2003.

To close we take a look at a work by Basil Aptanik, Toolooktook’s step brother.


Yet another family of artists!