(1898 - 1954)
Akeeaktashuk was active/lived in Quebec / Canada. Akeeaktashuk is known for Inuit sculpture, stone, wood and antler carving, portrait, figure, animal, genre.
Photo by Frederica Knight (1948). Courtesy Inuit Art Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario
Akeeaktashuk (1898 - 1954) (1)
A famous Canadian sculptor, "Akeeaktashuk was one of the first Inuit [Eskimo] carvers James Houston [see AskART] introduced to the world in the early 1950s and 1960s." Akeeaktashuk was born in Inukjuak (AKA: Inoucdjouac, and formerly Port Harrison), Quebec, on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay, and died while walrus hunting near his home in Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. His works have been included in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and at the Smithsonian Institution; they're also in several important private collections and in prominent Canadian museum collections. (2) (3) (4)
His mediums were stone, ivory, bone, wood, antler and mixed
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