(1969 - 2016)
Annie Pootoogook was active/lived in Nunavut, Ontario / Canada. Annie Pootoogook is known for colored pencil drawing of local Inuit genre, narrative themes.
Following is the obituary of the artist from CBC News, Ottawa September 23, 2016
"Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook found dead in Ottawa"
Police seek public's help retracing movements leading up to her death
Prominent Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook has been identified as the woman whose body was found in Ottawa's Rideau River earlier this week.
Officials with the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in her hometown, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, confirmed the death of the chalk-and-ink artist, who rose to prominence when she won the Sobey Award in 2006.
Pootoogook, 47, had been living in Ottawa.
Her drawings offered a contemporary take on her culture, where old customs intermingled with modern technology and goods.
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