Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Taleelayo (1968)

by

  • Medium: stonecut
  • Size: 24.75 × 30 inches
  • Edition: 50
  • Reference Code: CD2004-S06

Ningeeuga Osuitok

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1918-1980)

Ningeeuga was the daughter of Anernik, who produced many prints for the Dorset annual collections. Born at Amadjuak Camp, the family moved closer to Cape Dorset when the Hudson Bay post at Amadjuak had closed down. In 1960, Ningeeuga’s ill health brought her family to Cape Dorset, and by 1961 tuberculosis had sent her to Hamilton for treatment. She stayed in the South for three years, but did not begin to draw until returning home to Cape Dorset.