Koomwartok was the son of graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona of Cape Dorset. His brothers are Cape Dorset sculptors Namoonai, Ottochie, Kaka and Kiawak Ashoona. His sister is Napatchie Pootoogook, a well-known graphic artist in Cape Dorset. Koomwartok’s wife, Mary Koomwartok Ashoona, and his son, Salomonie Ashoona, are sculptors in Cape Dorset.
Excerpt courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), 1997.
Artist photo courtesy Jimmy Manning.
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