Posts Tagged ‘owls’

Artist of the moment……Joanassie Manning

Joanassie Manning is an Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada born in the year 1967. The artist came to sculpting at the age of twenty with the influence of  his grandfather who was the master Inuit artist Osuitok Ipeelee. His grandmother was also a fine fabric artist. His favorite subject is the owl.

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The artist grandfather was perhaps among the most famous Inuit artists, Osuitok Ipeelee. Ipeelee was  already popular in the region before James Houston came along in the early 1950s, Houston helped the artist achieve international recognition. His works were also included in the International traveling tour of Inuit art in 1971 to 1973.

below is a great example of an owl by his grandfather, Osuitok Ipeelee.


And to close we check out another work by Joanassie Manning’s grandfather, master carver Osuitok Ipeelee.

I so enjoy families that produce multiple generations of artists!


Artist of the moment…..Pitseolak Qimirpik

Pitseolak Qimirpik is an Inuit artist born in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada born in the year 1967. Both his parents are carvers from Lake Harbour also known as Kimmirut. Qimirpik is best known for his lovely owls.

Started exhibiting in 1985.

In this clip we view an owl by Pitseolak Qimirpik:

price range information: Most works priced between $1500 and $6,000.

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Artist of the moment….Ningeokuluk Teevee

Ningeokuluk Teevee is a contemporary Inuit artist renown for her graphic design work. Nigeokuluk Teevee was born in the Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1963.

Is a member of the Kinngait Studio printmaking co-op. In 2012 she had three works included in the annual print collection. Teevee is a very prolific artist as far as output. She draws both animals and people and is fond of drawing birds such as the Canadian loon or owls.

She makes remarkable eyes and find repeating patterns to use in the feathers. Very similar to Charley Harper, the American illustrator who was a master at using simple lines to create awesome characters. Below an example of Charley Harper’s owls.


The artist also enjoys working from great perspectives, sometimes from many feet above the subject.

Has written and illustrated a children’s book. The book is titled Alego and was nominated for the governors choice for children’s literature illustration.

price information: Most works priced between $600 and $2,000.



Artist of the moment…Johnny Kataluk

Johnny Kataluk is another master Inuit carver born in the Arctic Quebec region of Canada in the 1937. Kataluk is a very prolific and some favorite subjects include birds, shamans, and bears.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $4,000.

The artist moved to the Cape Harbour, Nunavet Territory, Canada as a young child. Its a collection of Inuit peoples from all over the region. In the original camp at this location in 1902, most of the inhabitants died brought on by disease by whalers that came from Europe. It has since been rebuilt and has artists like you find in Baffin Island or Cape Dorset, but the area is less commercialized and many great artists are still relatively unknown, so time to get them some more attention!

Kataluk has been working as an artist for more than four decades.

Johnny Kataluk enjoys working with soapstone, limestone, and whalebone.