Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Hunters and Ptarmigans (1978/79)

by


Jamasie Teevee

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1910-1985)

“[Jamasie] began to draw in the early 1960s while living in an Inuit Camp on the coastline of southern Baffin Island. During that time, he concentrated primarily on the copper engraving technique, ferrying copper plates back and forth between his campsite and the co-operative in Cape Dorset. Many of his engravings, published in the 1960s and early 1970s, depicted the traditional Inuit camp and hunting activities.