Kananginak Pootoogook

Umingmuk

1973
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Writing in Inuit Art Quarterly, in 2010, curator and author Ingo Hessel describes the artist’s work: Kananginak’s love of animals and his skill in portraying them is well known. His ability to not only depict the minute naturalistic details of his animal subjects – particularly birds – but also to capture their movements and elegance, earned him the nickname “Audubon of the North.” Perhaps it is Kananginak’s perception of animal intelligence (more than simple instinct) that makes his wildlife portrayals so special.
Title
Umingmuk
Date
1973
Medium
Print
Materials
colour stonecut on laid japan paper
Dimensions
63.7 x 86 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989
Rights
© West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd.
Accession number
36497