Posts Tagged ‘Meelia Kelly’

Artist of the moment…..Sheojuk Etidlooie



Sheojuk Etidlooie was an Inuit artist renown for images of birds and owls in particular.  Etidlooie was born around 1929.

The artist grew up in Baffin Island.

Etidlooie passed away in 1999.

She spent much of her life based out of Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada.

price range information: Prints range from $500 to $5,000.

Etidlooie was the sister of another Inuit artist already profiled here, Meelia Kelly.

Its great to see two sisters who were professional artists, and compare their styles of creating.





Artist of the moment…..Meelia Kelly

Meelia Kelly was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, in the year 1940. She developed into an artist rather late in her life, similar to American folk artist Grandma Moses. Meelia Kelly was only in the print collection from 2001 to 2006 when she passed away. Her favorite subject was birds.

Kelly was first included in the annual print collection in 2001 at the age of 61!

I love the way the artist uses a variety of abstract shapes alongside very bold color statements. The color is outstanding for a print work!

Meelia Kelly passed away in 2006.

Had a sister named Sheojuk Etidlooie who was in the annual print collection beginning in the 1990s.

price range information: Most works range $500 to $1,000.