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Artist of the moment…….Kakulu Saggiaktok

Kakulu Saggiaktok is an Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1940. Saggiaktok is a printmaker and sculptor renowned for her work with animals and the wildlife of the arctic. Her favorite subject matter is the bird.

An interesting fact about the artist is that she born on a boat owned by the Hudson Bay Company. Her family was part of group of Inuit people who went on the voyage in order to hunt and trap.

Price range information: Prints range from $400 to $1,000. No pricing available on sculpture work.

In addition to the wildlife scenes, Saggiaktok also enjoys recreating the many Inuit myths and legends including Sedna and the transforming shaman.

Saggiaktok began to explore art as a career in the 1960s at the beginning of the Cape Dorset Co-Op first began.

We have another wonderfully artistic family as the mother of Kakulu Saggiaktok was the grat Inuit artist Ikayukta Tunnillie. Below an example of her mother’s printmaking style.