Posts Tagged ‘hunter’

Artist of the moment…..Tivi Ilisituk

Tivi Ilisituk  was an Inuit artist from the Salluit, Quebec, Canada region. Tivi Ilisituk was born in the year 1933.

The artist began to carve when he was twenty one. For him it was something to do in between hunting and fishing excursions. Many works show a man hunting or fishing. Not only does he carve a seal hunter, but he adds the ice and the seal  below!

Love the figure that is camping in a tent made from skins! Art is life, life is art!

Tivi Ilisituk passed away in 2012.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

His wife was also an artist.

Another great artistic family!

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Artist of the moment……Davidee Saumik

Davidee Saumik was an Inuit artist born in 1925. Saumik was a carver who enjoyed producing mother and child works in addition to works with animals. Sometimes the roles are reversed. Instead of a hunter chasing a muskox, the muskox has captured the hunter. Like many Inuit artists, humor is part of their theme! Saumik also enjoyed working with other traditional Inuit characters including the shaman and drum dancers.

Saumik lived in the Inukjuak, Nunavut Territory, Canada region.

The artist was a sculptor and worked in stone.

In this clip we see an example of a mother and child work by Davidee Saumik:

Davidee Saumik passed away in 1984.

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

Saumik is part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. The work is from 1955 and below is a link to this work. The work is a signature example of his mother and child theme:

http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=47968

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