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Davidee
Mannumi

Davidee
Mannumi

Medium:

sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.


1919

Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.

1979

Work

Biography

Davidee Mannumi—also known as Manumi “B”—was a carver from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. Mannumi was highly regarded among the first generation of carvers working at the West Baffin Eskimo Collective, and his work focused on the wildlife and culture of Baffin Island. He developed contrasting textures in his pieces by skillfully combining different polishing techniques, and his work was featured in galleries across Canada, including The Winnipeg Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada.View Long Biography and Citations