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Lew Philip is an Inuit artist who was born in Arctic Bay, Nunavut in the of 1947. He now resides in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Philip started carving in 1958, from observing his Father and brother. Philip works in all materials such as Whale bone, Soapstone, Antler, Marble and baleen. Philip has exhibited his work in the Ottawa's northern lights trade show. Philip is a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. Philip now enjoys his time with his wife and four son's Gary, Barry, Gerry and Simeonie and his 5 grandchildren.
Looty Pijamini (Inuktitut syllabics: ᓘᑎ ᐱᔭᒥᓂ) (born 1953) is an Inuit artist. He lives and works in Grise Fiord, Nunavut. Pijamini was born November 14, 1953, in Clyde River, Nunavut, and moved to Grise Fiord in 1961, when his father, who was a special constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was posted there. Along with Simeonie Amagoalik in Resolute, Pijamini was commissioned by the Canadian government to build a monument to the High Arctic relocation which took place in 1955. Pijamini's monument, located in Grise Fiord, depicts a woman with a young boy and a husky, with the woman somberly looking out towards the ocean. Pijamini said that he intentionally made them look melancholy because the relocation was not a happy event. The monument was unveiled in September 2010, and received praise from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looty_Pijamini
Moe Petooloosie is from Iqaluit and a young artist. His work was very popular at the Arctic winter games. Moe is still developing and is a very positive person. Seeing at his young age his art is in demand in time as he further develops his craft his art is sure to continue to be sought after.
Born 1961 in Cape Dorset. Pavinak learned how to carve from his mother and himself. One of his signature pieces is a totem pole carving. His totem carving has three different figures: inuksuks, polar bears and birds. His story behind using the totem carving as his signature piece comes from when he was out polar bear hunting. As a hunter, he used inuksuks to his advantage and noticed that animals were found near and around inuksuks. Because of this, polar bears could be found near inuksuks to easily hunt their prey. These animals inspired Pavinak to carve totem pole pieces.
Peter Parr was born in 1970; he grew up in an outpost camp. When his mother became ill they had to move to Cape Dorset. He learned the craft of carving from has father and two brothers. Peter is a very humble, he mentioned that his father and two brothers are much better carvers than he is.
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***