Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Singing Woman (1991)

by

  • Medium: basalt, beads
  • Size: 5 × 2 × 2 inches
  • Reference Code: M70804

Margaret Uyauperq Aniksak

Inuit

Arviat, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1905-1993)

A Canadian Inuit sculptor, Margaret Uyauperq Aniksak was born just inland from the community of Arviat (Eskimo Point), Northwest Territories, on the west coast of Hudson Bay. Uyauperq Aniksak’s family moved to Churchill, Manitoba, for several years, then back to Arviat. She married Paul Aniksak there in 1938, and began stone carving in the mid-1960s.