Artist of the moment….Lukta Qiatsuk and family

Lukta Qiatsuk was a contemporary Inuit artist born in the year 1928 in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Qiatsuk was an excellent carver and printmaker. A favorite subject of Lukta was birds and also the mother and child. He and his father Kiakshuk were both included in the monumental Inuit traveling exhibition Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic.

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In this clip we view a mother and child work of Lukta Qiatsuk:

The artist had some children that went on to become professional artists. Pootoogook Qiatsuk was born in 1959 and is now based out of Cape Dorset. Pootoogook also enjoys working with birds, as did his father. Below a great example of Pootoogook Qiatsuk:

Another child of the Lukta Qiatsuk is Padlaya Qiatsuk born in the year 1965 in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Below are some examples of Padlaya’s work.

His father was the master artist Kiakshuk. Below a fine example of his father’s work. His father was an excellent story teller and graphic artist.


What we have here is another family that has excelled at art for multiple generations! Lukta also had a sister named Paunichea who went on to become a renown graphic artist.


Lukta Qiatsuk passed away in 2004.

Price range information: Many works priced between $3,000 and $15,000.

Another dynamic family of artists!


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