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Artist of the moment….Henry Napartuk

Henry Napartuk was an Inuit artist born in 1932. Spent most of his life in Kuujjuaraapik, Quebec, Canada. Was a carver for the most part but experimented with printmaking beginning in the 1970s. His brother in law and wife had taken a 7 week course in the subject and taught him the art of printmaking.

The artist came upon the International Art scene after a work was chosen for a tour showcasing artists of the Arctic Region.

Received great critical acclaim for his prints made for the 1973 Arctic Quebec Print Catalog.

Also dabbled in making jewelry.

Henry Napartuk passed away in 1985 at the age of 53 years old.

His father Jose Napartuk was also an artist and his father taught him how to sculpt.

price range information: Most works priced below $1,000.