Women of the Far North: seen in sculpture and prints

  • Inuit Women



  • Inuit women from the 1950's and 1960's were raised in a traditional way. They lived "on the land" in outpost camps and traveled on dog sleds. The women's role was to fish, prepare the food, raise the children, and make the clothes. Her job was to support the hunter. Today women live in small communities in wooden houses brought up on ships during the Summer, and they travel on snow mobiles and off roaders. They enjoy television, computers and preprepared foods. The role of the women in the north has evolved from their aboriginal origins. They now have new opportunities for independence. They go to school and many have excelled as artists working in stone sculpture and limited edition prints. All of this lifestyle depicted in the art. This page will be updated with new artwork during the next few weeks. Not yet finished....


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    A Friend Visits
    A Friend Visits
    Annie pootoogook
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 2008
    ed.50 lithograph 37.8 x 56.4 cm
    $700

    Kneeling Woman
    Kneeling woman
    Adamie Alariaq
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 1986
    H-28" W-15 1/2" black serpentine
    authenticity card
    $1990
    Pregnant
    Pregnant
    Youtie Soudloo
    Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada 1998
    H-7 1/2" W-3" green serpentine authenticity card
    $350 SOLD
    Always My Baby
    Always My Baby
    Germaine Arnaktauyok
    Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada 1998
    original drawing ink and colored pencil H-12" W-8"
    from a one woman exhibit at the WAG
    $1096
    Arms on Hips
    Arms on Hips
    Oviloo Tunnillie
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 2003
    H-23" W-11" green serpentine stone
    $2850
    Family of Eight
    Family of Eight
    Tim Pitsiulak
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 2008
    ed.50 lithograph 38.2 x 56.4 cm.
    $450 SOLD
    Young Girl
    Young Girl
    Artist Unknown
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada ca. 1960
    H-21 1/2" W-14 1/2" green stone
    $4200 SOLD Switzerland
    Children at Play
    Children at Play
    Lucy Qinnuayuak
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 1999
    ed.40/50 stonecut and stencil H-17" W-24"
    $640 SOLD
    Mother and Child
    Mother and Child
    Kaka Ashoona
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 1960
    H-19" W-24" grey stone
    $6000
    Woman with Tools
    Woman with Tools
    Davidee Saumik
    Inukjuak, Arctic Quebec, Canada ca.1970's
    H-12 1/2" W-4 1/2" grey stone
    $795
    Contemplation
    Contemplation
    Oviloo Tunnillie
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 2003
    H-16" W-5" black stone
    $2900
    Mother and Child
    Mother and Child
    Toona Iqulik
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 1970"s
    H-7 1/2" W-4 1/2"
    $495
    Tatooed Shaman
    Tatooed Shaman
    Pitaloosie Saila
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 2008
    ed.50 etching and aquatint 57 x 76.5 cm.
    $800
    Sea Mistress
    Sea Mistress
    Ningeokuluk Teevee
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 2008
    ed. 50 lithograph 36 x 51.2 cm.
    $500
    Out of the Past
    Out of the Past
    Pitaloosie Saila
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada 2008
    ed.50 lithogtraph 57 x 76.5 cm.
    $700
    Woman
    Woman
    Thomas Akilak
    Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada 1999
    H-5" W-5 1/2" authenticity card
    $390
    Mother and Child
    Mother and Child
    Johnny Inukpuk
    Inukjuak, Arctic Quebec, Canada 1997
    H-7" W-3" authenticity card
    $390
    Mother Embracing Family
    Mother Embracing Family
    Ada Eyetoaq
    Baker Lake, Arctic Quebec, Canada ca. 1960's
    H-7" W-8 3/4" from the Twoomey
    $2450
    Doll
    Doll
    Hanna Killulark
    Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada ca.1970
    H-11" fur, leather, beads, trim, thread, wool
    $390
    Mother with Twins
    Mother with Twins
    Makusi Panqutu (1933-1972)
    Povungnituk, Canada ca.1960's
    H-15" D-14" W-9" grey stone
    click on image for another view
    $1900
    A Crying Child
    A Crying Child
    Unknown Artist
    Arctic Canada 1960's
    H-4" W-3" D-3" black stone with etching
    click on image for another view
    $395
    Birds and Woman's Face
    Birds and Woman's Face
    Kenojuak Ashevak
    Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
    stonecut 1963/10 ed. 33/50
    click on image for another view
    SOLD
    Mother with Two Children
    Mother with Two Children
    Makusi Pangutu Mukimmuk
    Povingnituk ,Arctic Canada 1960's
    H-15" W-9" D-14" grey stone
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    $3200