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Guy Kakarook

 (late 19th century)
Guy Kakarook was active/lived in Alaska.  Guy Kakarook is known for sketches, carved ivory.

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Guy Kakarook


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Guy Kakarook is one of the most noted Eskimo artists of the late 19th century. Originally from the village of Atnuk, near Golovin, Alaska, he is recognized for his engraved ivory, as well as his drawings in watercolor, ink, and crayon on paper. Kakarook was one of the few carvers who signed their engraved ivory, as most carvers are unidentified.

Sheldon Jackson, a Presbyterian missionary and the education agent for Alaska at the turn of the century, acquired two notebooks including over 30 watercolor sketches by Kakarook. Now held in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., they depict life along the Yukon River and the area of St. Michael between 1894 and 1903, when Kakarook was working there as a deckhand on a riverboat which appears in many of his sketches.

Kakarook is the subject of Kakarook, Eskimo Artist by Ray (1971)


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Guy Kakarook


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