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 George Twok Aden Ahgupuk  (1911 - 2001)

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Lived/Active: Alaska      Known for: naive Inupiat genre, animal

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BIOGRAPHY for George Ahgupuk
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Birth
1911 (Village of Shishmaref, on Bering Sea coast)
 
Death
2001

Lived/Active
Alaska

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Biography from Plattsburgh State Art Museum:
George Aden Ahgupuk was born on October 8, 1911 in Shishmaref, Alaska. His Eskimo name was Twok meaning “man”. He died on April 1, 2001 in Alaska. His career as an artist started  in 1934 during a several months long stay at a hospital to treat tuberculosis.

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Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)
The Alaska State Museum, Juneau
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art
The California Academy of Sciences
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK)
The Seattle of Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
The Riverside Municipal Museum of California (Riverside, CA)
University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks
United States Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

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