Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Woman’s Emblem (1998)

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  • Medium: etching, aquatint
  • Size: 57.5 × 60.5 inches
  • Edition: 50
  • Reference Code: CD1998-S01

Napachie Pootoogook

Napachie Pootoogook

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1938-2002)

“Born at Sako, a traditional Inuit camp on the southwest coast of Baffin Island, Northwest Territories, Canada, Napatchie Pootoogook is the only surviving daughter of one of Inuit art’s most important figures, Pitseolak Ashoona. Along with her sculptor brothers, [Namoonai, Koomwartok, Ottochie,] Kiawak and Kaka Ashoona, and her graphic artist sisters-in-lawm Mayureak and Sorosiluto Ashoona, Napatchie belongs to a family with a strong artistic identity that has contributed significantly to the reputation of Cape Dorset art and the printmaking studio of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative.