Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
108.

Ice-fishing Carved Tusk

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  • Medium: ivory, horn (muskox)
  • Size: 3 × 14 × 1.25 inches
  • Reference Code: T60629

Lew Phillip (Philip)

Lew Phillip (Philip)

Inuit

Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1947- )

Lew Phillip has been carving since 1959. He is now an R.C.M.P. officer in Igloolik, but still carves part-time. He moved to Igloolik in July, 1992. Lew comes from a very artistic family. His father, the late Toongalook (1912-1967) was an artist. Lew is the youngest brother of four Arctic Bay artists. His brother, Philip Qamanirq, is a carver. His three sisters, Imaruituq Taqtu, Rebecca Issuqangituq, and Martha Erkasak Naqitaqvik, all make drawings as well as carvings.