18" Mother and Child by Jaco Ishulutak

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Inuit art: Eskimo Drum Dancer
Inuit Artist: Jaco Ishulutak
Size: ­­­­18" high, 12" wide, 9" deep, 67 lbs (very heavy)
Community: Pangnirtung, NU
Stone: Serpentine
id: caps-852000826fjjjy

Note** this is a large piece

Museum quality sculpture!

This is a monumental sculpture by world class carver Jaco Ishulutak.

For ten years I have been the director of Inuitsculptures.com and I have never seen Jaco carve with such passion and creativity. This is one of his finest pieces. It demonstrates the extraordinary carving bravado of this 72 year old artist. Jaco’s work is exceptional in its degree of openwork carving and detail. His style is highly energetic and expressive.

Jaco produces gorgeous pieces of art time and time again. My heart skips a beat every time I see one of his sculptures. Within two seconds I knew this carving was coming with me. My knowledgeable clients eagerly await the arrival of Jaco’s pieces and this particular theme of the love between mother and child is very popular.

The lines and curves of this Inuit Mother and Child are exquisite. Our devoted mother is carrying out her motherly duties as her child clings to her. The child peers over her shoulder safe and warm in the amauti, the built in baby pouch just below the hood of our mother’s parka. The dedication this mother has for her offspring is tender and sweet.

Recently we have had the honour to have several Jaco carvings which share the same magical aura and energy as Mother and Child.Look in New Arrivals page 1 for Jaco’s Large Eskimo Reading the Bible and Jaco’s extraordinary 18” Jolly Bear. You can easily identify Jaco’s distinct design aesthetic in these two pieces.

Jaco’s Mother and Child is a fantastic find. It is a centrepiece for our gallery. It will be the showcase piece of your collection.

This endearing piece would melt the heart of a new mother or new parents.


1981 The Inuit Sea Goddess. Surrey Art Gallery. Vancouver, British Columbia
1981 Cape Dorset Sculptors and Their Sculpture. The Inuit Art Collector. Mr. & Mrs. James F. Bacon. Manchester, Connecticut. USA
1981 The Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher Collection
1980 Four Sculptors from Baffin Island. Upstairs Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba
1980 Waddington's Inuit Auction. Waddington Galleries. Toronto, Ontario
1980 1980 Canadian Eskimo Art: Carvings, Cape Dorset Prints with sculptures by Axangayu. Franz Bader Gallery. Washington, D.C. USA
1980 The Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art from the Art Gallery of Ontario. University of Guelph. Guelph, Ontario
1980 First Annual Collectors' Invitational Exhibition. Eskimo Art. San Fransico, California
1980 Collector's Choice. Waddington Galleries. Toronto, Ontario
1980 Cape Dorset. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba
1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic. Inuit Gallery of Vancouver. Vancouver, British Columbia
1979 Exhibition and Sale of Musk-Oxen & Bears. Cottage Craft Gifts & Fine Arts Ltd. Calgary, Alberta
1979 Die Kunst der Arktis. Villa Waldrich, Siegen, Germany. Inuit Galerie. Mannheim, West Germany
1977-1982 The Inuit Print. National Museum of Man, and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Ottawa, Ontario
1977 Kaka and Axangayuk. Gallery Shop. London Public Library. London, Ontario
1975 Cape Dorset/Selected Sculpture from the Collection of W.A.G.. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1974 Eskimo Art. Queens Museum. Flushing, New York, USA
1974 Eskimo Stone Sculpture, featuring Azangayuk, Johnniebo, Kenojuak. Arctic Circle. Los Angeles, California. USA
1974 Inuit Sculpture 1974. Lippel Gallery. Montreal, Quebec
1974 Cape Dorset Sculpture. Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec. Montreal, Quebec
1972 Eskimo Fantastic Art. Gallery 111, School of Art. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1971-1973 Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic. Canadian Eskimo Arts Council. Ottawa, Ontario
1971 The Art of the Eskimo, Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
1970 Mythology in Stone. Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec. Montreal, Quebec
1969 Eskimo Sculpture '69. Robertson Galleries. Ottawa, Ontario
1967 Eskimo Sculpture. Winnipeg Art Gallery presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building. Winnipeg, Manitoba
1966 Major Eskimo Sculpture- Cape Dorset, Isaacs Gallery. Toronto, Ontario
1961 Cape Dorset Graphics

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