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 John Kavik  (1897 - 1993)

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

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BIOGRAPHY for John Kavik
1897 (Gjoa Haven, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Canada)
1993 (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada)

Northwest Territories/Nunavut / Canada

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Inuit sculpture, carving, drawing, ceramics

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John Kavik (1897 - 1993) (1)

"Never pretty, Kavik's rugged works are among the most powerfully evocative in Inuit sculpture. There is no sentiment in his art, but much visceral emotion." (2)

An important Canadian Inuit (Eskimo) sculptor, carver, draftsman and ceramics artist, John Kavik was born in Gjoa Haven, Northwest Territories [now Gjoa Haven, Nunavut] and died in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. His work is most associated with Kangiqlliniq, [Rankin Inlet], Nunavut where h (showing 500 of 12417 characters).

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