Artist of the moment…..Basil Aptanik

Basil Aptanik was the step brother to the last Inuit artist I posted about, Paul Toolooktook. Basil Aptanik was born in the year 1952 in Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Basil Aptanik was renown for his carvings of the mother and child theme.

His mother was also an artist, Martha Aptanik.

Though the artist is now mainly a sculptor, the artist participated in  print collections back in the early 1970s.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Another member of a very artistic family of multi-generations of artists. I love the detail paid to items held by his characters. Be it a spear or a drum held by a dancer, a great deal of attention is paid to the little details.


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