4" Marble Dancing Bear by Pootoogook Jaw

Pootoogook Jaw



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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Pootoogook Jaw
Size: 4" tall, 4" wide, 1.75" deep. Weight: 11 oz
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: marble
id: jl-aaj7092E

This is a beautiful marble dancing bear from a master Inuit carver Pootoogok Jaw who has almost 40 years of carving experience. Pootoogook mostly carves in traditional green stone, this is the only marble sculpture that we've seen from him. The movements are precise and the overall glow of the bear is warm. It's a gorgeous bear and would make a wonderful gift.

Signed and comes with igloo tag.

Pootoogook Jaw (1959 - )

Pootoogook Jaw was born in Cape Dorset, but lived for many years in Iqaluit, NU, teaching other Inuit artists carving skills. Pootoogook is a master carver, he is considered to be one of the best Inuit artists in the world. 

He started carving almost 40 years ago, first Pootoogook learnt by watching his father. His father was a master carver Joe Jaw. Pootoogoks's carvings are always very dynamic and happy.

Exhibitions
1990 Inuit Masterworks, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1992 Our Hoods are Full, Arctic Artistry, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
1992 Arctic Ice: Sculptures in Marble by the Artists of Cape Dorset, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995 Inuit Mythology, Arctic Experience, Hamilton, ON
1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of Arts & Crafts from the Dene & Inuit of Canada, Institute of Amcerican Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Inspiration - Four Decades of Sculpture, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1996 New Visions, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001 Baffin Island Sculpture, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
2002 Ohito Ashoona & Pootoogook Jaw, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA

Publications
1990 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver INUIT MASTERWORKS: Nov 2-24, 1990. Vancouver, BC: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
1994 Dewar, Patricia YOU HAD TO BE THERE, Nepean, ON: Inuit Art Quarterly, 9(1) Spring 1994, pp. 20-28
1993 Goo-Doyle, Ovilu TIME WILL MAKE YOU A CARVER: An Interview with Pootoogook Jaw of Cape Dorset: Inuit Art Quarterly 8(2) Summer
1988 Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art MONUMENTS IN STONE: Recent Sculpture from Cape Dorset Toronto: The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art
1995 Institute of American Indian Arts Museum KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE: An Exhibition of Art & Crafts from Dene & Inuit of Canada. Santa Fe, NM
1992 Marion Scott Gallery ARCTIC ICE: SCULPTURES IN MARBLE BY THE ARTISTS OF CAPE DORSET, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES. Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery
2005 Cape Dorest Sculpture FEATURED PAGE 74


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