Posts Tagged ‘mother and child’

Artist of the moment…….Locardia Ndandarika



Locardia Ndandarika is an internationally renown Shona artist from Zimbabwe. Locardia Ndandarika was born in Bindura, Zimbabwe in the year 1945.

As a youngster she made her first sculptures out of clay. Her favorite subject matter was animals.

For a brief period she was married to another Shona artist, Joseph Ndandarika. Joseph helped push her art to a professional level and Locardia was able to become a full time professional artist!

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Locardia Ndandarika does a great job at finding interesting patterns to repeat in her work. Some great examples of this are her portrayals of bird feathers and also human hair styles.



Artist of the moment…..Mathew Aqigaaq

Mathew Aqigaaq was an Inuit sculptor born in the year 1940 in Kazan River Falls, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1940. Aqigaaq would relocated to Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada for most of his artistic career. The artist enjoyed working with the figure and in particular the mother and child theme.

The artist spent a long time in hospital dealing with health concerns. During this period of time many Inuits faced problems with the on set of tuberculosis.

The artist has a brother named David Ikutaaq.

Mathew Aqigaaq passed away in 2010.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $5,000.


Artist of the moment….Camille Iquliq

Camille Iquliq was an Inuit artist from Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada born in the year 1963.  Camille’s father has been profiled here already, Toona or Tuna Iquliq. Her father worked with the same rounded figure. Her dad and brother Johnny were carvers. Her mother enjoyed creating prints.

Camille Iquliq passed away in 2005.

Price range information: Works range from $800 to $2,000.

Another awesome family of artists!


Artist of the moment……Minnie Palliser

Minnie Palliser was a fantastic Inuit artist born in the year 1928 in Inukjuak, Quebec, Canada. She is married to a man named George whose family was very important to the European settlers seeking trade as George’s father was the only one of his people to be good at speaking English. George’s father was also excellent at gathering food in the harsh winter season. The Inuit peoples of that time didn’t live in permanent camps or settlements and were nomadic.

Palliser was renowned for her carvings of mothers, fathers, and children.

The artist has also worked with basketry, but it took up a lot of time and didn’t make her very much income, so she gave up this form of art.

Minnie Palliser was also an expert at the Inuit style of throat singing. She traveled across the globe and even performed her singing in Europe.

Minnie Palliser passed away in 2003.

Price range information:  Sorry none available.

I noticed the same style of varying texture is found in the shona artists I have profiled. Minnie Palliser made this look by using a nail to prick the surface.


Artist of the moment……..Colleen Madamombe

Colleen Madamombe was a Shona artist born in Harare, Zimbabwe in the year 1964. Colleen Madamombe earned a diploma in fine arts from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. For the artist’s subject matter she enjoyed portraying the strong African women. She often worked portraying women doing something of their daily life including chores like carrying water, going to the market, and even having a child.

In the artist’s native of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe International Film Festival the first place trophy after one of her characters.

Colleen Madamombe won the Best Female Artist of Zimbabwe three times.

In 1986 she married a fellow artist named Fabian Madamombe. Before she met him Colleen worked as a painter but after helping her husband with some projects Colleen began to produce sculptures. Below is an example of a mother and child sculpture by Fabian Madamombe.


Colleen Madamombe passed away in 2009.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we visit the studio of Colleen Madamombe:

Yet another family of talented artists!


Artist of the moment……Peter Sevoga

Peter Sevoga was an Inuit artist born in Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1940. The artist was successful and well known in the art world before he was thirty years old. For his subject matter Peter Sevoga worked with the mother and child theme frequently. Sevoga also enjoyed creating works showing a shaman changing forms.

Price range information: Works range fromm $2,000 to $6,000.

Peter Sevoga worked in many mediums including fabric wall hangings and as a printmaker.

The artist had a half brother named Thomas Sevoga who was also based in Baker Lake.

Peter Sevoga passed away in 2007.

I love the mother and child theme with Kenojuak Ashevak’s work being supreme. Sevoga’s characters have wonderful facial expressions and the mother and child shape as a whole is very intriguing.


Artist of the moment……Mattiusi Iyaituk

Mattiusi Iyaituk is a contemporary Inuit artist born in the year 1950 in Ivujivik, Quebec, Canada. The artist began carving when he was a young teenager. The artist started out working with the figure in a realistic manner. In 1979 he began working in a more abstract manner.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $7,000.

He first was a poiceman and then won a grant that allowed him to achieve his goal of being a full time professional artist.

In this clip a brief interview with a curator and many works of the artist are shown:

Unlike many Inuit artists Iyaituk is a globetrotter having been to far off lands including Russia and China.

Iyaituk has been a past president of the Inuit Art Foundation.

The artist began working in a more abstract matter beginning in 1979. He was working on a piece of a man, he didn’t like the way it was turning out so he changed what he was doing. Of his artwork the artist says that “When you look at my art first, you don’t understand it. You must first have the freedom to dream about what it means.


Artist of the moment….Simon Kasudluak

Simon Kasudluak in an Inuit artist born in Nastapoka Islands  Quebec region of Canada in the year 1925.  Kasudluak enjoys working with the hunter or mother and child as his favorite genres to work in.

price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip from our friends at Waddington’s Auction House Canada we view a work titled “Hunter Preparing a Seal.”

In another clip from Waddingtons we see a piece titled “Mother and Child.”

Simon Kasudluak is part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. A link to the website is here:

No more information on this artist.


Artist of the moment…..Lucy Tikiq Tunguak

Lucy Tikiq Tunguak  is contemporary Inuit artist famous for her work with basalt and the figure. Tunguak’s work brings to mind the round people of the Colombian artist Francis Botero. Lucy Tikiq Tunguak was born in the Baker Lake, Nunavet Territory, Canada in the year 1939.


In this clip we visit a work by Lucy Tikiq Tunjuak set to go to auction.

price range information: The artist work mainly with basalt and works range from $600 to $3,000.

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