George Arluk is active/lives in Nunavut, Manitoba / Canada. George Arluk is known for Inuit modernist stone sculpture, carving.
Courtesy Turtle Island Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
Biography George Arluk
George Arluk (1949) (1)
An important Canadian Inuit (Eskimo) sculptor and carver, George Arluk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, raised in Eskimo Point, Keewatin [now Arviat, Nunavut] (c.1949 to 1956) and Rankin Inlet, Keewatin [now Rankin Inlet, Nunavut] (c.1956 to 1975). He's also lived in Baker Lake, Nunavut; Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut; and Churchill, Manitoba. He currently lives in Arviat. His life and work are discussed in many books on Inuit art. His carvings have been included in numerous landmark exhibitions, and they're prized acquisitions in prominent public and private collections.
His primary medium is stone - soapstone (steatite), pipestone (catlinite), and stained stone. He's also worked in whalebone and mixed med
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