10.5" Scenting Bear by Bill Nasogaluak

Bill Nasogaluak



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Inuit art: Scenting Bear 
Inuit Artist: Bill Nasogaluak
Size: 10.5" long, 5" high, 2" wide. Weight: 4.11 lbs 
Community: Yellowknife, NWT
Stone: alabaster

Fantastic scenting bear by a master carver, beautiful white alabaster stone.

Signed and comes with igloo tag

Bill Nasogaluak (1953 - )

Bill was born in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. Bill said that his art was influenced by Michelangelo: “He could paint, and he could carve; awesome” (Nasogaluak in Mitchell 1996). As a child, he was painting, carving, and participating in art contests. Since 1992 he is carving full time. Bill was in a 1993 group show in San Francisco with his cousins Abraham Anghik Ruben and Joe Nasogaluak.  

Bill Nasogaluak’s started as a graphic artist, but in recent years he has focussed mostly on carving.

In 2007, Bill Nasogaluak created inukshuk sculptures on behalf of the Government of Canada for public spaces in Guatemala City, and Monterrey, Mexico. He also co-designed the Territorial Mace of the Northwest Territories, which was unveiled in 2000. In 1994, one of Bill's creations was given to Prime Minister Jean Chretien by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

 

 


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