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Joyfully I See Ten Caribou, 1958

Pootoogook
Canadian (Inuit), 1887 - 1958
linocut and stencil in purple and black on wove japan paper
Printed by Kananginak Pootoogook
30.6 x 45.6 cm
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989
National Gallery of Canada (no. 36595)
© West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd.

In a 1972 interview published in Canadian Forum, Pootoogook’s son Kananginak said they considered this work their first successful print. Describing the process he recalled: “My father drew the pictures on the paper, James Houston did the tracing on the tile, somebody else cut it, and Osheweetook [Osuitok] and I put the colours on.”

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