Posts Tagged ‘mother and child motif’

Artist of the moment…..Yvonne Arnakyuinak

Yvonne Arnakyuinak was another Inuit artist renown for her work in stone of the mother and child genre. I enjoy her portrayal of the crawling young Inuk baby the most of the works in the gallery. The artist was great at capturing movement and emotion.

Yvonne Arnakyuinak was born in the Baker Lake, Nunavet Territory, Canada in 1920.

The artist passed away in 1998 at the age of 78 years old.

price range information:  Sculptures in stone range from $600 to $5,000.

The artist has a son named Robert Oolamik who is a renown sculptor living in the Baker Lake area.

Part of the National Gallery of Canada collection.

Sorry, no more information on this artist, but more Inuit art forthcoming!