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i u a pi pu pa ti tu ta ki ku ka gi gu ga mi mu ma ni nu na si su sa li lu la ji ju ja vi vu va ri ru ra qi qu qa ngi ngu nga lhi lhu lha

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John Kavik, ᔭᓐ ᑲᕕ

Settlement: Rankin Inlet / Kangiqliniq

(1897-1993) — E2-290

Alternative Names: Kavik Kavik, John Kavik, Qavik Kavik


Aboriginal Rights in Canada

National Library of Canada

Arctic Mirror

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Arctic Values '65

New Brunswick Museum with the cooperation of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs

Collector's Choice: 1965-1980

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Contemporary Inuit Drawings

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

Contemporary Inuit Drawings

Muscarelle Museum of Art College of William and Mary

Early Eskimo Sculpture

Arctic Artistry

Eskimo Art

Embankment Gallery

Eskimo Ceramics

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

Eskimo Sculpture

Winnipeg Art Gallery presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building

Espaces Inuit

Maison Hamel-Bruneau

Festival of Birds

The Arctic Circle

Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art

Art Gallery of Ontario

Im Schatten der Sonne: Zeitgenossische Kunst der Indianer und Eskimos in Kanada/In the Shadow of the Sun: Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art in Canada

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Indian/Inuit Pottery '73

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Inspiration Four Decades of Sculpture

Marion Scott Gallery

Inuit Art in the 1970s

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Inuit Master Artists of the 1970s

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Inuit Masterworks

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

John Kavik

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

John Kavik: Rankin Inlet Sculpture/ Mark Emerak: Holman Drawings

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Johnny Kavik of Rankin Inlet

The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

Keewatin Eskimo Ceramics '67

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa Co-sponsored by the Junior League of Toronto

Keewatin Sculpture: Reflections of the Spirit

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Luke Iksiktaaryuk of Baker Lake: Sculpture in Antler/Johnnie Kavik of Rankin Inlet: Sculpture inStone

The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art


Marion Scott Gallery

Masterwork Sculpture 1985

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Mother and Child: Selections from the Inuit Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

On Collectors and Collecting: Selections from the Herb & Cece Schreiber Family Collection

The Art Gallery of Hamilton

Primitive Art from the Arctic

Arctic Artistry

Pure Vision: The Keewatin Spirit

Norman McKenzie Art Gallery

Rankin Inlet/Kangirlliniq

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Recent Acquisitions of Early Inuit Sculpture

Arctic Artistry

Sculpture by Angaktaguak and Kavik

The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

Sculpture by John Kavik

The Guild Shop

Sculpture Inuit: Stone/Bone circa 1960-1979

Canadiana Galleries

Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic

Canadian Eskimo Arts Council

Stones, Bones, Cloth, and Paper: Inuit Art in Edmonton Collections

Edmonton Art Gallery

The Art of Keewatin

Arctic Artistry

The Early Years - Fifties and Sixties

The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

The Face of the Inuit

The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

The Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood To Be Full

Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Inuit Imagination

Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Mulders' Collection of Eskimo Sculpture

Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Williamson Collection of Inuit Sculpture

Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina

The World Around Me

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

The Zazelenchuk Collection of Eskimo Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Public Collections

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria


Art Gallery of Ontario


Canada Council Art Bank


Canadian Museum of Civilization


Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City

Eskimo Museum


Inuit Cultural Institute

Rankin Inlet

Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario


McMichael Canadian Art Collection


Mendel Art Gallery


Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal


Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia


National Gallery of Canada


Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario


Toronto-Dominion Bank Collection


University of Lethbridge Art Gallery


Vancouver Art Gallery


Williamson Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario


Winnipeg Art Gallery



Title Last Sold At Auction
A FIGURE EATING 2016-11 (November 2016)
CONTEMPLATIVE MAN 2014-11 (November 2014)
CROUCHING FIGURE 2021-06 (June 2021)
ENTHUSIASTIC HUNTER 2017-05 (May 2017)
FACES 2012-04 (April 2012)
FAMILY GROUP 2019-12 (December 2019)
FIGURE 2019-11 (November 2019)
FIGURE WITH ARMS RAISED 2020-09 (September 2020)
FIGURE WITH CROSSED ARMS 2019-11 (November 2019)
FIGURE WITH SPIRITS 2019-11 (November 2019)
FIGURES AND FISH 2018-05 (May 2018)
FIGURES AND MUSK OX 2018-11 (November 2018)
FISH (UNTITLED) 2007-04 (April 2007)
HEAD 2015-06 (June 2015)
HEAD OF AN INUK 2017-05 (May 2017)
HOODED FACE 2014-11 (November 2014)
HOODED FIGURE 2021-07 (July 2021)
HUNTER WITH TWO FACES 2015-06 (June 2015)
INUIT FIGURE 2008-11 (November 2008)
INUIT WOMAN 2008-04 (April 2008)
JANUS HEAD 2016-11 (November 2016)
MAN 2017-06 (June 2017)
MAN AND WOMAN 2017-10 (October 2017)
MOTHER AND CHILD 2015-06 (June 2015)
MOTHER WITH CHILD 2018-11 (November 2018)
MOTHER WITH CHILD IN HER AMAUT 2016-11 (November 2016)
MUSK OX 2013-11 (November 2013)
OPPOSING FACES 2010-11 (November 2010)
OPPOSING FIGURES 2007-11 (November 2007)
PLAYFUL MOTHER AND CHILD 2016-11 (November 2016)
POLAR BEAR ON HIND LEGS 2014-06 (June 2014)
SEATED MOTHER AND CHILD 2015-06 (June 2015)
SHAMAN’S HEAD 2007-11 (November 2007)
SITTING MAN 2011-11 (November 2011)
SMALL UPRIGHT BIRD 2010-04 (April 2010)
STANDING FIGURE 2018-11 (November 2018)
STANDING MAN 2014-06 (June 2014)
STANDING WOMAN 2013-11 (November 2013)
TWO FIGURES 2017-11 (November 2017)
TWO PLAYING SEALS 2010-01 (January 2010)
UNTITLED 2009-04 (April 2009)
UNTITLED 2007-11 (November 2007)
UNTITLED 2010-11 (November 2010)
UNTITLED 2010-11 (November 2010)
WELCOMING PARTY 2017-05 (May 2017)
WOMAN IN AMAUTIK 2014-06 (June 2014)
WOMAN WITH TOOLS 2007-11 (November 2007)

Recent Auction Results

Estimate: 600 — 900
Sold: Jul 2021 — Sold For: $840
Estimate: 1,500 — 2,500
Sold: Jun 2021 — Sold For: $1,320
Estimate: 600 — 900
Sold: Mar 2021 — Sold For: $780
Estimate: 700 — 1,000
Sold: Sep 2020 — Sold For: $875
Estimate: 1,200 — 1,800
Sold: Feb 2020 — Sold For: $840
Estimate: 1,200 — 1,500
Sold: Dec 2019 — Sold For: $1,320