Born in Hall Beach, George Auksaq moved to Igloolik with his parents when he was a young child. Auksaq considers himself to be a self-taught artist, though he says he did watch others carve. His mother Madeline is an ivory carver. Auksaq has worked in ivory, whalebone and stone. He recently completed a jewellery making course at Arctic College.
excerpt ©1997 Inuit Art Section, INAC
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