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.


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.


The Igloo Tag Trademark
The Igloo Tag Trademark is an internationally recognized symbol that denotes handmade, original artwork made by Inuit artists in Canada. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation. The appearance of the Igloo Tag on an artist profile means they have had the Trademark applied to their artwork.



Shorty Killikgtee (1949 – 1993) was a sculptor from the region of Kimmirut (Kimmirut), NU. Beginning to carve in the 1960s, his work tended to focus on subjects that he observedsurrounding his home in the Arctic. Turning frequently to depictions of caribou and birds, Killikgtee often employed the characteristic green stone found around his home to bring his stylized sculpture to life.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Sculpture of the Inuit (revised and updated) 1992 George Swinton
Cape Dorset Stone Sculpture: Masters and the Next Generation 1991 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Power of Modern Arctic July 20, 1990 Hank Burchard


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Stone and Bone: The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic Feb - Apr 1997 Sun Valley Centre for the Arts and Humanities
Tundra and Ice V Mar - June 1996 Orca Aart Gallery
The Inuit: Managers of the Land July - Sept 1995 Chrysalis Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Amway Environmental Foundation Collection Ada, MI, United States
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada