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John Tiktak

 (1916 - 1981)
John Tiktak was active/lived in Northwest Territories / Canada.  John Tiktak is known for Inuit stone figural sculpture-semi abstraction.

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Biography   John Tiktak


John Tiktak RCA (1916 - 1981) (1)

"Few who work in stone in all the world can claim such purity, such quiet strength, such cool and lovely lines, such simple, straight humanity." Robert Williamson (2)

An important Canadian Inuit (Eskimo) sculptor and carver, John Tiktak was born on the west coast of Hudson Bay between Arviat (aka: Eskimo Point), Keewatin and Tikiraqjuaq (aka: Whale Cove), Keewatin and died in Kangiqlliniq (aka: Rankin Inlet), Keewatin, where he had been living since 1958. His 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)

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Couple, ca. 1962-63
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Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet, depicting a mother and child
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