NFS - 11" Striding Bear in Autumn Stone by Late Master Carver Henry Evaluardjuk (1923 - 2007)

Henry Evaluardjuk

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Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Henry Evaluardjuk
Size: 11" Long, 4" wide, 4.5" tall
Stone: Serpentine
id: b-15890ejjjy

This is an Important museum quality sculpture by first generational master carver - Henry Evaluardjuk. For a serious Inuit art collector. It is signed in syllabic.

In short, the sleek, striding bear is nothing short of a masterpiece of zen. It is a Museum calibre piece which is very hard to find for anyone's Inuit art collection.  Owning one of Henry's prized bears is precious, and very hard to obtain.

Investment wise, this piece along with all of his other previous bears appreciate faster than the S&P 500 year of year. Henry is considered one of the top artists of his era, and the prices of his gorgeous bears indeed reflect that.

There is a certain suaveness to his striding bears. The movements are so gracious like no other.

What really captivates me regarding this piece are the precise detail Henry was able to put into this bear. You even see the subtle details of the bears bone structure, muscle tone on its back, and its realistic movement.

Moreover, the reflective deep black stone really makes this piece illuminate its surroundings.

Famed artist Henry Evaluarjuk (1923-2007) was born in Igloolik and although he has lived in various communities throughout the Arctic, Iqaluit was his home. His highly popular, stylized bears are likely the result of his hunter's memory for animal form combined with the influence of the varied communities he traveled to.

Henry Evaluardjuk (1923-2007)

E number: E5846
Community: Igloolik
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.
Eskimo Museum, Churchill, Manitoba GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, Ontario
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Nova, An Alberta Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
Nunatta Sunaqutangit Museum, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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