Canadian (Inuit), 1937 - 1999
black stone, antler, musk-ox horn, and sinew
30.6 x 34.2 x 24.5 cm maximum irregular
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989
National Gallery of Canada (no. 36333.1-4)
Ullulaq followed his elder brother Charlie Ugyuk and his uncle Karoo Ashevak in developing an exaggerated, expressionistic style of figuration. Unlike others members of his family who had an elusive side to their work, Ullulaq generally kept to domestic subjects, which he infused with his good humour. "Fisherman" combines a variety of materials in a delightful image of the pleasures of catching fish.
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