Posts Tagged ‘Coral Harbour’

Artist of the moment….Leo Angotingoar

Leo Angotingoar is an Inuit artist from the Salliq or Coral Harbour, Nunavut Territory, Canada  born in the year 1953. He comes from a family of artisans as both parents and sister are working artists. Leo lives in Coral Bay whilst the rest of his family lives in the Repulse Bay area.

Has stayed true to Inuit roots by using whalebone. I did some research and these works are prohibited from leaving Canada. That is why the Inuit work so intrigues me, not only is a work of art, but it is an artifact. A time capsule of an animal that actually lived during our time period.

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Artist of the moment…Johnny Kataluk

Johnny Kataluk is another master Inuit carver born in the Arctic Quebec region of Canada in the 1937. Kataluk is a very prolific and some favorite subjects include birds, shamans, and bears.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $4,000.

The artist moved to the Cape Harbour, Nunavet Territory, Canada as a young child. Its a collection of Inuit peoples from all over the region. In the original camp at this location in 1902, most of the inhabitants died brought on by disease by whalers that came from Europe. It has since been rebuilt and has artists like you find in Baffin Island or Cape Dorset, but the area is less commercialized and many great artists are still relatively unknown, so time to get them some more attention!

Kataluk has been working as an artist for more than four decades.

Johnny Kataluk enjoys working with soapstone, limestone, and whalebone.

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