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Napatchie Pootoogook

 (1938 - 2002)
Napatchie Pootoogook was active/lived in Nunavut / Canada.  Napatchie Pootoogook is known for Inuit drawing, carving, graphic art.

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Napatchie Pootoogook


Napatchie  Pootoogook was born in 1938 at Sako, a small camp on south Baffin Island. She died in December, 2002, of cancer.  Napatchie, also spelled Napachie, was the only daughter of the late Pitseolak Ashoona.

Napatchie began to draw in the late 1950's while living at Keakto, a camp near Cape Dorset. Several people living at the camp, including Napatchie's mother and Kenojuak Ashevak had already begun to draw, encouraged by James Houston. Napachies' early drawing exhibited a free and uninhibited style, still very evident in her contemporary works. She incorporates many aspects of Inuit culture in her work, usually retrieved from her own personal experience.

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About  Napatchie Pootoogook

Born:  1938 - Sako, South Baffin Island, Canada
Died:   2002 - Sako, South Baffin Island, Canada
Known for:  Inuit drawing, carving, graphic art