Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Philip Qamanirq


Arctic Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1933- )

Philip’s wife Paniluk is a carver and has also made drawings. His sons, Simon and Benjamin, are also carvers in Arctic Bay.

Philip comes from a very artistic family. His father, the late Toongalook (1912-1967), was an artist. Philip is the oldest brother to four well-known artists. His three sisters, Imaruituq Taqtu, Rebecca Issuqangituq, and Martha Erkasak Naqitaqvik, all make drawings as well as carvings. Philip’s brother Lew Phillip is also a carver.

Artist Contemporaries