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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!

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Artist of the moment….Tuna/ Toona Iquliq

Tuna also known as Toona Iquliq is an Inuit artist born in  Baker Lake, Nunavet Territory, Canada in the year 1935. Though mainly a carver the artist has also produced graphic art. Iquliq is renown for his portraits of people in particular using rounded circular shapes. In this regard his work reminds me of the Colombian master Fernando Botero. Below an example of Botero’s style. Both exaggerate the roundness of the figure.

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Part of prominent museum collections including the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Works range from $400 to $8,000.

The artist has three children that are professional artists.

The artist still works out of the Baker Lake region.

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