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Bear Attacking Walrus (1963)


  • Medium: etching
  • Size: 12.5 × 18 inches
  • Edition: 4/50
  • Reference Code: G90656


Kiugak (Kiawak) Ashoona

Kiugak (Kiawak) Ashoona



Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada


Kiawak was the fourth son of the noted tribe leader Ashoona, who helped to form the village of Cape Dorset when he brought his hunting group in off the land and settled there, at around the same time as Pootoogook and Saila. Kiawak’s mother was the legendary graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona, RCA. All six of her surviving children made art, though Kiawak may be the finest figurative carver of his generation. His Tornaaq and Young was selected as the cover image for the catalogue of the famous 1971-73 exhibition “Sculpture/Inuit. Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic” that toured internationally. His works have been widely exhibited and collected around the world. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2000 and elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 2003.

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