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Artist of the moment……….Wanda Koop



Wanda Koop is a Canadian painter of the landscape in a modernist style. Wanda Koop was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in the year 1951. The artist was raised and still resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The artist attended college at the University of Manitoba located in Winnipeg.

Koop works in other mediums including video art. For her paintings most works are made with acrylics.

Koop was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2005.

In this clip from Waddington’s Auction House of Canada, where so many of the Inuit auctions take place, we view a wonderful signature work from 2007 that sells for more than $26,000 at auction:


Koop has multiple works in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Her works are also in museums in Iceland and China.

Below a link to the website of Wanda Koop:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Koop is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Below a brief interview with the artist:

This artist is great because she does a great job in trying to give her local community as much art as possible. She opened a place called Art City where people of any age can go and receive free art instruction. Art City is located in Winnipeg.


Artist of the moment….Germaine Arnaktauyok

Germaine Arnaktauyok is a contemporary Inuit artist born in Igloolik, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1946. Both of the artist’s parents were professional carvers. Arnaktauyok is one of the best draughtsman of all the Inuit artists. She has produced many works in ink and colour pencil and also lithographs.

For her artistic education Arnaktauyok attended the University of Manitoba and Algonquin College. She studied commercial art.

Sold a painting at the age of eleven years old.

A great selection of works by the artist:

The artist has worked with the Canadian government on many occasions receiving commissioned assignments dealing with the Inuit peoples. One commission dealt with designing a coin marking the official recognition of the Nunavut Territory.