(1918 - 1983)
Andy Miki was active/lived in Nunavut / Canada. Andy Miki is known for Inuit sculpture, carving, whimsical figure, birds, mammals.
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Biography Andy Miki
Andy Miki (1918 - 1983) (1)
A prominent Inuit* (Eskimo) sculptor and carver, Andy (Andrew) Miki was born in the Kazan River area of Keewatin, Canada and died in Arviat, Keewatin. His life and work are discussed in many books on Inuit art. His carvings have been included in a number of important exhibitions, and his works are in several public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. (2)(3)
His primary medium was stone, although he has also used wood, ivory, antler, bone and sinew, occasionally in mixed medium compositions. Miki's most well-known subjects are whimsical figures of individual birds and land mammals, which are usually small (hand-size) and seldom identifiable by species. These 'enigmatic animal forms
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