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Remembering Kellypalik Qimirpik

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The Inuit Art Quarterly was sad to learn that Kinngait (Cape Dorset) sculptor Kellypalik Qimirpik (1948-2017) passed away earlier this year. He first learned to carve from his brother Allashua Atsiaq in his teens and began carving seriously in his twenties. He preferred to depict Arctic animals and carved polar bears, seals and walruses to appeal to the wider art market.
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Annie Pootoogook (1969 – 2016)

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Annie Pootoogook was the daughter of the late Eegyvudluk Pootoogook and Napachie Pootoogook, both artists themselves. She came from a great artistic background, which included her uncles Qaqaq and Kiugak Ashoona, as well as Kananginak Pootoogook. Annie revered her famous grandmother Pitseolak Ashoona; as a young girl she remembered Pitseolak bringing her drawings to the print shop. Read More

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