bone, drawing, printmaking, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Kugaaruk, 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.

Qasigiaqsiurvik, NU

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.




Augustine Anaittuq (1935-1992) was an artist from Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), NU. Anaittuq was versatile in his practice, creating work as an illustrator and printmaker and was most well known as a sculptor. Anaittuq began to carve around 1966, creating composite works out of bone and ivory. Anaittuq was included in the prominent travelling exhibition “In the Shadow of the Sun: Perspectives on Contemporary Native Art” (1988-1989) at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, ON, among other major artistic institutions.View Long Biography and Citations

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada