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Artist of the moment……..Arnaqu Ashevak

 

Arnaqu Ashevak was a son of the most popular Inuit artist, Kenojuak Ashevak. Arnaqu Ashevak was an adopted son of Kenojuak and Johnniebo Ashevak and was born in Cape Dorset in the year 1956.

Arnaqu Ashevak was a printmaker and sculptor. He was seen as a modernist as he used items he would pick up on long walks including glass and bones in his sculpture work.

The artist worked for the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative for multiple decades.

Arnaqu Ashevak passed away in 2009.

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Arnaqu Ashevak worked for many years as a lithographer and assistant printmaker before making his own prints. Its easy to see he picked up many design skills from his mother and the other artists work he helped produce on a large scale. Its great to see another family of thriving artist that was passed on to multiple generations, such as the Ashevak family.