12" Bear with Inlay Claws and teeth Famous Jimmy Iqaluq

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Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 12" Long, 4" wide, 4" tall Weight: 8.3 lbs
Community: Sanikiluaq
Stone: Argillite 
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Yet again, Jimmy Iqaluq presents us with one of his extraordinary carvings.
This walking bear with the magical red tongue is an exceptional find.

I did not hesitate to acquire this bear for my passionate and committed clients who always appreciate Iqaluq’s work and are eager to acquire more and more of his sculptures.

Jimmy finds this red stone on the seashore near his childhood home and uses it for inlaid eyes, tongues and once, for the feet of one of his famous loons.

The green argalite stone imparts a gentleness to the bear who has a happy countenance and appears to have a big smile on his face. Look at the details of this bear! The teeth, the inserted claws, the red tongue, the small childlike eyes. Iqaluq excels with his obsessive attention to the smallest detail.

This walking bear has sophistication and personality. Iqaluq’s sculptures have a certain “attitude” that sets them apart from all other carvings.

I am always excited and honoured to receive Jimmy’s art.



Jimmy Iqaluq (1947 - )

Community: Sanikiluaq

Solo exhibition:
"An exhibition of art by Jimmy Iqaluq of Sanikiluaq", Indian and Inuit Art Gallery in the offices of the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Hull, Ontario, Canada, 2005
"Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada", Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1995
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Canada, 1980
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1981
"Sculpture from Belcher Islands", Images of the North, San Francisco, California, USA, 1981
"Belcher Island Community Sculpture", The Raven Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1981
"Baffin Images", Orca Aart, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1989
"Kunstwerke der Inuit", Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany, 1993
"Share the Vision", Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994
"Miniaturen", Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany, 1998

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