Jutai Toonoo

The Peter Pitseolak School on Fire

2015
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Known mainly for his portraits and landscapes, Toonoo did on occasion explore other subjects such as community scenes and local events. This work depicts a tragic fire that occurred in Cape Dorset, when the community’s only high school was burned to the ground. A personal response to the tragedy, the work shows the view of the disaster from Toonoo’s house, drawn in a more documentary style than is usual for the artist.
Artist
Title
The Peter Pitseolak School on Fire
Date
2015
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured pencil over graphite on wove paper
Dimensions
image: 115.5 x 123.3 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2017
Accession number
47109

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