17" Black Loon by Jimmy Iqaluq

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Inuit art: Loon
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 17" long (beak to tail) , 6" high, 7" wide
Community: Sanikiluaq, NU
Stone: Argillite 
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Did you know Jimmy's famous loon with the red eye (one is on display at the National Art Gallery of Canada) is the inspiration for our signature company Logo?

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This is not only a classic Jimmy Iqaluq Loon, but quite frankly, it is one of the nicest ones I have ever seen. The roundness of the head is sensuous and voluptuous. The refined finish of the black argelite stone personifies perfection.

My heart skipped a beat when I first saw the slightly tilted head of Jimmy’s loon. This subtle posture gives such depth and personality to this exquisite sculpture.
The loon’s eyes are red (Jimmy harvests this red rock from the seashore near his childhood home. They are inserted separately into the bird’s head). 

Describing the beauty of this loon is like trying to explain why a beautiful woman is so beautiful.

The picture speaks for itself. There is nothing quite as elegant and serene as a Jimmy Iqaluq loon.

ThIs  particular loon is quite large with substantial mass.

Jimmy’s loons are internationally appreciated.The National Art Museum of Fine Arts in Ottawa owns one of Jimmy’s loons.

Iqaluq is one of the five elite Canadian Inuit artists and he has exhibited all over the world.

Jimmy’s carvings are highly valued and sought after by knowledgeable Inuit art collectors.

We buy directly from Jimmy and can offer better deals.

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, 1998




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