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.
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