Manasie Akpaliapik is active/lives in Quebec, Northwest Territories, Nunavut / Canada. Manasie Akpaliapik is known for Inuit carving and mixed media figure, genre, arctic wildlife and cultural symbolism.
Photo by John Fowler (1989). Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.
Biography Manasie Akpaliapik
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 exhibitions and they're prized acquisitions in prominent public collections. His biography has been included in Canadian Who's Who since 1993.
Akpaliapik's mediums include fossilized whalebone*, stone, bone, antler, tusk, ivory, baleen and
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