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Othniel Oomittuk

 (born 1964)
Othniel A. Oomittuk is active/lives in Oregon, Alaska.  Othniel Oomittuk is known for wood carver-masks.

Biography   Othniel Oomittuk

Sculptor Othniel A. Oomittuk, Jr is an Eskimo, born in Point Hope, Alaska, a village one hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle. At the age of nine, he moved with his family even farther north to Barrow. As a boy, he watched his grandfather carve masks from whale bone.

Oomittuk began carving around 1997, when he was in his early thirties. He had graduated from Western Oregon University, intending to be an art teacher, but his appetite for creation was whetted by courses in printmaking, photography and ceramics. However, he did little with it. Living in Rainier, Oregon, he commuted one hundred miles a day to a graphic arts job in Portland.

It took a suggestion from an artist friend to push Oomittuk to enter the Indian Art Nor   ...  Displaying 750 of 2242 characters.

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