Johnny Aculiak is active/lives in Alaska / Canada. Johnny Aculiak is known for Inuit carving-hunting game.
Biography Johnny Aculiak
Johnny Aculiak is an established Inuit (Eskimo) artist. He was born on one of the Hopewell Islands, just north of the Inuit (Eskimo) community of Inukjuak on May 18, 1951. Although he is best known for his carvings, Aculiak has also tried drawing and jewelry making.
Johnny Aculiak learned to carve on his own in 1968 and has since worked with materials such as stone, antler, ivory, and whalebone. He prefers to work with serpentinite (a natural stone similar to soapstone but harder).
His favorite subjects to carve depict narrative and highly realistic compositions of an Inuk hunting game and innovative and detailed compositions including polar bears. He feels it is important for others to learn about his people. His work is hi
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