(1916 - 2009)
Pauta Saila was active/lived in Northwest Territories, Ontario / Canada. Pauta Saila is known for Inuit sculpture.
Photo by Benjamin Korda. Courtesy Library and Archives Canada
Pauta and James Houston with stonecut (1961)
Biography Pauta Saila
Pauta Saila RCA (1916 – 2009) (1)
“Pauta’s mastery of his chosen material combined effortlessly with his sensitivity to these animals to create some of the most vital and compelling works of the last fifty years.” (2)
An important Canadian Inuit carver, sculptor, draftsman and printmaker, Pauta Saila (aka: Pauta, aka: disc number* E7990) was born in Kilaparutua (Baffin Island), Northwest Territories, settled in Cape Dorset (Baffin Island) in the early 1960s, and died in Ottawa, Ontario. His trademark dancing bears are iconic works of Inuit art; a “Pauta bear” is considered a prized additio
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