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 Manasie Akpaliapik  (1955 - )

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Lived/Active: Quebec/Northwest Territories/Nunavut / Canada      Known for: Inuit carving and mixed media figure, genre, arctic wildlife and cultural symbolism

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BIOGRAPHY for Manasie Akpaliapik
1955 (Baffin Island, Northwest Territories (Nunavut))
Quebec/Northwest Territories/Nunavut / Canada

Photo by John Fowler (1989). Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

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Inuit carving and mixed media figure, genre, arctic wildlife and cultural symbolism

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Manasie Akpaliapik (1955)

An important Canadian sculptor, Manasie Akpaliapik was born in a hunting camp on northern Baffin Island, North West Territories (now Nunavut). In 1967 his family moved to Arctic Bay (a village on northern Baffin Island); since 1980 he's lived in Montreal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; and currently (2013) Ottawa, Ontario. His life and work are discussed in most of the recent books on Inuit art and Canadian art. His carvings have been featured in numerous landmark exh (showing 500 of 8422 characters).

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