12" Walking Bear with Fur and Claws by Famous Jimmy Iqaluq

Jimmy Iqaluq



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Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 12 inches long, 4.25" high, 3.75" wide. Weight: 6 lbs
Community: Sanikiluaq
Stone: Argillite (gorgeous green with black veins)

MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE!
Wow! Wow! Another masterpiece from famous Jimmy Iqaluq! 
Fantastic walking bear.
Beautiful and unique features about this bear:
1. Carved fur
(Bears with carved fur are extremely rare in Inuit art, even for Jimmy, he carves only a couple a year like that)
2. Insert claws and eyes (caribou antler)
3. Rare colour of the rock 
(Jimmy often tries to find unusual colours of rocks for his new sculptures, to give them additional value)
4. World renowned Inuit artist - Jimmy Iqaluq.

The carving is signed on the bottom and comes with an igloo tag.

Jimmy Iqaluq (1947 - )

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
Exhibitions:
"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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