Tukpani Sr.

Tukpani Sr.



Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Iqaluit, NU


Tommy Sr. is well-known for his characteristic polar bear carvings. His sons, Pauloosie and Tommy Tukpanie, Jr. are also artists.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Iqaluit 1988 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Catalogue of Inuit Art 1974


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit October - November 2002 Galerie Inuit Plus
Art in Stone June - July 2000 Canadian Arctic Gallery (Grunder)
Images from the Arctic December 1995 Galerie D'Art Vincent

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Dennos Museum Center Traverse City, MI, United States
Glenbow Museum Calgary, AB, Canada

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May 16, 2019 Profile edited by Kirk Kitzul