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Karoo Ashevak

 (1940 - 1974)
Karoo Ashevak was active/lived in Northwest Territories, Nunavut / Canada.  Karoo Ashevak is known for Inuit whalebone sculpture, carving.

Karoo Ashevak

Karoo Ashevak (1940 - 1974) (1) (2)
"... one of the first Inuit artists to deviate significantly from the "traditional" model of Inuit art." (3)

An important Canadian sculptor, Karoo Ashevak was born near Taloyoak, Nunavut (then Spence Bay, Northwest Territories) and died in a house fire in Taloyoak. His life, work and legacy 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.

"Karoo Ashevak is regarded as a leading proponent of whalebone* sculpture, whose modern sensibility, technical craftsmanship, and legendary personality made him among the most respected and popular of Inuit artists.... hi  ...  Displaying 750 of 12098 characters.

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Courtesy National Gallery of Canada (1973).

About  Karoo Ashevak

Born:  1940 - near Taloyoak, Nunavut, Canada
Died:   1974 - Taloyoak, Nunavut, Canada
Known for:  Inuit whalebone sculpture, carving