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 Karoo Ashevak  (1940 - 1974)

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Lived/Active: Northwest Territories/Nunavut / Canada      Known for: Inuit whalebone sculpture, carving

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BIOGRAPHY for Karoo Ashevak
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Birth
1940 (near Taloyoak, Nunavut, Northwest Territories)
 
Death
1974 (Taloyoak, Nunavut, Northwest Territories)

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Northwest Territories/Nunavut / Canada


Courtesy National Gallery of Canada (1973).


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Inuit whalebone sculpture, carving

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Karoo Ashevak (1940 – 1974) (1) (2)
“... one of the first Inuit artists to deviate significantly from the “traditional” model of Inuit art.” (3)

An important Canadian sculptor, Karoo Ashevak was born near Taloyoak, Nunavut (then Spence Bay, Northwest Territories) and died in a house fire in Taloyoak. His life, work and legacy are discussed in most books on Inuit art. His carvings have been included in numerous landmark exhibitions and they’re prized acquisitions in prominent public and (showing 500 of 12096 characters).



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