Posts Tagged ‘Igloolik’

Artist of the moment….Germaine Arnaktauyok

Germaine Arnaktauyok is a contemporary Inuit artist born in Igloolik, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1946. Both of the artist’s parents were professional carvers. Arnaktauyok is one of the best draughtsman of all the Inuit artists. She has produced many works in ink and colour pencil and also lithographs.

For her artistic education Arnaktauyok attended the University of Manitoba and Algonquin College. She studied commercial art.

Sold a painting at the age of eleven years old.

A great selection of works by the artist:

The artist has worked with the Canadian government on many occasions receiving commissioned assignments dealing with the Inuit peoples. One commission dealt with designing a coin marking the official recognition of the Nunavut Territory.


Artist of the moment….Jake Kadluk also Kudluk

Jake Kudluk or Kadluk is a great Inuit sculptor born in Igloolik, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1952.

Kadluk is renown for his work with animals and polar bears in particular.

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

In this clip a fine example of a bear by Jake Kudluk:

No more info on this artist, but more Inuit art coming soon I promise!


Artist of the moment…..Tarsis Pilakapsi

Tarsis Pilakapsi is fantastic Inuit artist born in Igloolik, Nunavet Territory, Canada in 1972. Pilakapsi is a highly skilled sculptor working with whalebone and antlers to carve some amazing works. Even his works that deal with myths, such as the Inuit goddess Sedna, the artist goes into tremendous detail in his portrayal of the goddess.

Pilakapsi is also renown for his work with various totem poles. In this clip we visit a totem pole ready for auction.

The artist is also renown for working with the hunter as theme. In some works he tries to show the hunter as he waits for his subject to come to the breathing hole to grasp some oxygen.

price range information : Originals range from $800 to $4000.

As the artist is just recently into his forties, look out for more great works of art from this modern master!

No more information on this artist, but more Inuit art coming soon!