9" Black Bear by Henry Evaluardjuk, ca. mid-1980s

Henry Evaluardjuk

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Inuit art: Walking Bear, c.a. mid-1980's
Inuit Artist: Henry Evaluardjuk
Size: 9" Long, 3.5" wide, 4.5" tall  Weight: 3.9 oz
Stone: Serpentine

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This is a high quality museum / auction type piece by one of the best Inuit artists ever to live - Henry Evaluardjuk, ca. mid-1980s.

It is a Museum calibre piece which is very hard to find for anyones Inuit art collection. 

What really captivates me regarding this piece are the precise detail Henry was able to put into this bear. You even see the subtle details of the bears bone structure, muscle tone on its back, and its realistic movement.

Moreover, the reflective deep black stone really makes this piece illuminate its surroundings.

Famed artist Henry Evaluarjuk (1923-2007) was born in Igloolik and although he has lived in various communities throughout the Arctic, Iqaluit was his home. His highly popular, stylized bears are likely the result of his hunter's memory for animal form combined with the influence of the varied communities he traveled to.

Henry Evaluardjuk (1923-2007)

E number: E5846
Community: Igloolik
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.
Eskimo Museum, Churchill, Manitoba GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, Ontario
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Nova, An Alberta Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
Nunatta Sunaqutangit Museum, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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