15" Kayak with Father and Sons by Jimmy Iqaluq

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Inuit art: Kayak  
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 15 inches long, 4" high, 3" wide (paddle is 12" wide). Weight: 4 lbs.
Community: Sanikiluaq
Stone: Argillite
id: eej-45053j

This Kayak is a centrepiece for our Inuit art gallery. It was carved by the world famous Jimmy Iqaluq (top five Inuit artists in Canada). I have had other kayaks by Jimmy in the past, and of course, he does them better than anyone else.

With that said, this particular one is special. Three hunters (father and his two sons) riding on the kayak with one of them holding a bear cub is nothing short of spectacular.

It is a museum quality piece.

There are several tones of argellite stone. Light greens, pale greens and dark black. The three combined add for a dramatic and wonderfully contrasted finish.

Jimmy Iqaluq (1947 - present)

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, 199

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