Mother Bear and a Cub by Lew Philip
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Inuit art: Bear
Inuit Artist: Lew Phillip (1947 to present)
Size: over 7.5" long, 6" wide, 5.5" tall,
Community: Kimmirut, NU
This is a series of electrifying white polar bear Inuit sculpture by Internationally renowned Inuit artist Lew Phillip from Iqaluit. He specifically made this and several other bears we have in our store for the Northern Lights festival held in Ottawa Canada back in February 2012. This is an exhibition piece from a well recognized artist, thus making it a very strong investment.
These two bears are marvelous in that they are a double figure composition. Because their is more detail and composition to this piece, its value is increased significantly. like all of Lew's bears, this one is also proportioned perfectly to the actual movements of a real bear. It measures 7.5 inches long, & 5.5 inches tall.
What draws me to this bear is the beautiful marble finish and the movement of the two bears. They are full of life and the carving depicts a real life scene of a natural setting between a Mother and cub.
The sculpture is signed by the artist.
Lew Phillip (1947-)
Lew Phillip (1947-) Lew Phillip was born in Iqaluit, he has been carving since 1959. 50 years of carving experience! He is also an ex RCMP officer. International Exhibits:
Eskimo Sculpture, Winnipeg Art Gallery presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg Canada Eskimo Sculpture: Selections from the Twomey Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg Canada The Bessie Bulman Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Canada White Sculpture of the Inuit, Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada Canadian Eskimo Art: a representative exhibition from the collection of Professor and Mrs. Philip GrayFine Arts Gallery, Montana State University The Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood To Be Full, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Canada Baffin Island, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Canada Ikpiarjuk: The Sculpture of Arctic Bay, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Canada Major/Minor, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver Canada