Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Boat on the Shore (2008)

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Kananginak Pootoogook

Kananginak Pootoogook

RCA

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1935-2010)

Kananginak has been involved with drawing and printmaking since the late 1950s when the graphic arts program first began at Cape Dorset. Kananginak’s first print, a collaborative image with his father, Pootoogook, was included in the first catalogued collection of Cape Dorset prints in 1959. Since that time, Kananginak’s work has been included in almost every annual collection, and has been interpreted in many different print media — copper engraving, stonecut, stencil, lithography and etching. Kananginak was an accomplished stonecut printmaker himself — in the early years he often proofed and editioned his own work.