(1938 - 2002)
Napatchie Pootoogook was active/lived in Nunavut / Canada. Napatchie Pootoogook is known for Inuit drawing, carving, graphic art.
Biography Napatchie Pootoogook
Napatchie Pootoogook was born in 1938 at Sako, a small camp on south Baffin Island.
She died in December, 2002, of cancer. Napatchie, also spelled Napachie, was the only
daughter of the late Pitseolak Ashoona.
Napatchie began to draw in the late 1950's while living at Keakto, a
camp near Cape Dorset. Several people living at the camp, including
Napatchie's mother and Kenojuak Ashevak had already begun to draw,
encouraged by James Houston. Napachies' early drawing exhibited a free
and uninhibited style, still very evident in her contemporary
works. She incorporates many aspects of Inuit culture in her
work, usually retrieved from her own personal experience.
For all but a few years in the early 1970'
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