Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Tattooed Spirit (1975)

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  • Medium: engraving
  • Size: 12.75 × 16 inches
  • Edition: 50
  • Reference Code: CD1975-01

Johnniebo Ashevak

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1923-1972)

“Born in 1923, Johnniebo has lived mainly in the Cape Dorset area with his wife, the well-known printmaker Kenojuak, and their four small children. Johnniebo is a big, gentle, shy man who loves to dance. He is a good hunter, engraver and carver. He is devoted to his wife and family, and although they now have a house in the settlement, they still spend the summer months on the land, where they feel most at home.”