• PitseolakOkpikPhotocreditInuitArtFoundation

    Remembering Okpik Pitseolak

    The Inuit Art Foundation is saddened to report that Okpik Pitseolak (1946–2019) has passed away. Okpik was a long-time member of the IAF Board of Directors and a fierce advocate for Inuit artists.
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    Remembering Elisapee Ishulutaq

    Renowned artist Elisapee Ishulutaq, OC, passed away on December 8, 2018 in Panniqtuq (Pangnirtung), NU, at the age of ninety-three. Born in 1925, Ishulutaq lived on the land until around 1970 when she and her family moved to Panniqtuq.
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    Remembering Siassie Kenneally

    Kinngait-based artist Siassie Kenneally passed away recently in Iqaluit, NU. Over the course of her life, Kenneally produced an incredibly personal body of work that examined modern and traditional life from her own unique perspective
  • AirutLukiePhotocreditRJRamrattan

    Remembering Lukie Airut

    Iglulik-based artist Lukie Airut (1942–2018) was an immensely talented sculptor known for his multi-dimensional sculptures. His work with whalebone and walrus ivory allowed him to create highly detailed works in increasing scale.
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    Remembering Kellypalik Qimirpik

    Kinngait (Cape Dorset) sculptor Kellypalik Qimirpik (1948–2017) passed away earlier this year. An avid carver whose career was marked by important commissions, his sculptures of Arctic animals were exhibited worldwide.
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    Annie Pootoogook (1969 – 2016)

    Jimmy Manning remembers Annie Pootoogook. She grew up in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) as part of a highly artistic family which included parents Eegyvudluk and Napachie Pootoogook, and grandmother Pitseolak Ashoona, who she revered.