Natsivaar

Angels in the Moon

1960
Category: 
This is one of the first Inuit prints to enter the National Gallery collection in 1961. Although the majority of Inuit are Christian, imagery such as these angels is quite rare, due in part to early collectors discouraging the inclusion of non-Inuit subject matter. The question of authenticity in Inuit art is still debated today.
Artist
Title
Angels in the Moon
Date
1960
Medium
Print
Materials
stonecut in black and green on laid paper
Dimensions
66 x 61 cm; image: 55.8 x 40.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1961
Accession number
9575