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Lucy Meeko

Settlement: Great Whale River / Kuujjuaraapik

(1929-2004) — E9-319

"Lucy Meeko is a Canadian Inuit artist born on the land near Kuujjuaraapik, Arctic Quebec, Canada. Her husband Noah Meeko is also a 
talented artist, and together they attended print workshops and were involved with several of the annual Arctic Quebec print collections. 

Meeko was approaching middle age before a new creative outlet opened up for her, and with it, recognition as an artist. After studying various print techniques in Povungnituk she went on to be a prolific and important contributor to the Arctic Quebec print collections of the 1970s. Relying on traditional themes for subject matter, Meeko's prints are often stylized collages illustrating an almost spiritual relationship between Inuit and animals of the North. Among Meeko's other talents are sewing and carving. Here again she concentrates on the things she knows. Familiar images of mother and child, or walrus on an ice flow are naturally and simply depicted in her sculptures.

In 1989 Meeko was the guest of the McCord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal, where she demonstrated caribou skin tailoring and sealskin bootmaking."

Mary Craig
In "North American Women Artists
in the Twentieth Century: A Biographical 
Dictionary" 1995.


  • Arctic Quebec Print Collection *72, (annual collection)
  • Arctic Quebec Print Collection *73, (annual collection)
  • Arctic Quebec Print Collection *74, (annual collection)
  • Arctic Quebec Print Collection *75, (annual collection)
  • Arctic Quebec Print Collection II (printmaker) *73, (annual collection)
  • Arctic Quebec Print Collection II *73, (annual collection)
  • Arctic Quebec Print Collection II *74, (annual collection)
  • Arnaq: Representation of the Woman in Inuit Art, La Maison de la Culture de Notre-Dame-de-Grace
  • Heritage of the Inuit: Masterpieces of the Eskimo, Colorado Galleries of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College
  • In Celebration, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
  • Legends, Images Art Gallery
  • Les Inuit du Nouveau-Quebec, Musee du Quebec
  • On the Land, The Arctic Circle
  • Polar Vision: Canadian Eskimo Graphics, Jerusalem Artists' House Museum
  • Povungnituk Print Collection *83, (annual collection)
  • The Inuit Print and Sculpture 1960-1980, Westdale Gallery
  • Treasures from Canada's Arctic, Heritage Place
  • Women Sculptors of Great Whale River, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
  • Women Who Draw: 30 Years of Graphic Art from the Canadian Arctic, Feheley Fine Arts


  • Avataq Cultural Institute, Montreal
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull
  • Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City
  • Musee de la civilisation, Quebec City


  • TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW WITH THOMAS UGJUK — Interviewed by David Zimmerly in March 1985 in Rankin Inlet, N.W.T., Author: CEAC [Canadian Eskimo Arts Council], Publication: Ottawa: Canadian Eskimo Arts Council in collabora-tion with the Inuit Art Section, INAC, and the National Film Board of Canada. (1985)


Title Last Sold At Auction
PIGGYBACK 2011-05 (May 2011)
THE LOST ONE 2014-09 (September 2014)
TWO RECLINING POLAR BEARS 2010-11 (November 2010)

Recent Auction Results

Estimate: 100 — 200
Sold: Sep 2014 — Sold For: $60
Estimate: 250 — 350
Sold: May 2011 — Sold For: $192
Estimate: 250 — 350
Sold: Nov 2010 — Sold For: $144

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