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Eegeesiak Shoo was born in Lake Harbour, Nunavut (Kimmirut, Nunavut) in 1966, but now resides in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He is a proud father of three kids and talks highly of his mother Kodiago Shoo. Kodiago raised him to pray before carving, While his grandfather Johnny Kolola SR. taught Eegeesiak ( at age 7) and kodiago to carve. Eegeesiak exhibited his art in Montreal QC back in 2012. To this day he enjoys distributing his art to provide for his family.
Iola is from a community called Kimmirut. Although it is smaller community it has produced some of Nunavuts amazingly talented artists. Born 1967 in Iola son of Evie Natsiapik is known for his traditional style of Inuit carvings, noted primarily for his drum dancers, Iola started to carver in the late 1980s while living in Qikiqtarjuaq on Baffin Island. His skills were passed down from his late father Roopie Natsiapik. Iola’s artworks have been displayed in galleries around the world. Iola has also had pieces on exhibit in Toronto Canada. He is the proud father of a son and daughter. Today Iola continues to pass on the tradition of the Inuit in each piece he carves. He takes great pride in every piece he creates from start to finish.
Pudlo Pudlat 1916 - 1992 Pudlo Pudlat lived for much of his life in the Kimmirut region, hunting and fishing to provide for his family. He moved to Cape Dorset in the late 1950s, and here he began his career as an artist. His early drawings are simple outlines made with lead pencil. In the mid-1960s, Pudlo began to work with coloured pencils and felt-tipped pens, and his compositions became more elaborate. Just for the fun of it, Pudlo would sometimes add decorative elements to his animal figures and create imaginary scenes. Pudlo welcomed the influx of modem life into the Arctic. He became fascinated by airplanes, which he adopted as one of his preferred subjects, often in fanciful guise. At his death in 1992, Pudlo left a body of work that included more than 4000 drawings and 200 prints. His compositions are marked by surprising juxtapositions and indications of a subtle sense of humour. ** Courtesy National Gallery of Canada***