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Artist of the moment…….Turataga Ragee

Turataga Ragee is a contemporary Inuit artist born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1963. The artist works with wildlife and animals as his main subject. Birds are also a favorite subject.

Both parents were artists, Kuppakik and Anirnik Ragee.

The artist has two brothers who also are professional artists, Tapanie and Qiatsuq.

Price range information: Works range from $400 to $2,000.

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Artist of the moment…..Meelia Kelly

Meelia Kelly was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, in the year 1940. She developed into an artist rather late in her life, similar to American folk artist Grandma Moses. Meelia Kelly was only in the print collection from 2001 to 2006 when she passed away. Her favorite subject was birds.

Kelly was first included in the annual print collection in 2001 at the age of 61!

I love the way the artist uses a variety of abstract shapes alongside very bold color statements. The color is outstanding for a print work!

Meelia Kelly passed away in 2006.

Had a sister named Sheojuk Etidlooie who was in the annual print collection beginning in the 1990s.

price range information: Most works range $500 to $1,000.