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John Kavik

 (1897 - 1993)
John Kavik was active/lived in Northwest Territories, Nunavut / Canada.  John Kavik is known for Inuit sculpture, carving, drawing, ceramics.

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John Kavik (1897 - 1993) (1)

"Never pretty, Kavik's rugged works are among the most powerfully evocative in Inuit sculpture. There is no sentiment in his art, but much visceral emotion." (2)

An important Canadian Inuit (Eskimo) sculptor, carver, draftsman and ceramics artist, John Kavik was born in Gjoa Haven, Northwest Territories [now Gjoa Haven, Nunavut] and died in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. His work is most associated with Kangiqlliniq, [Rankin Inlet], Nunavut where he settled in 1959. Kavik's life and work are discussed in most books on Inuit art. His carvings have been included in numerous landmark exhibitions, and they're prized acquisitions in prominent public and private collections. (3) (4)

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