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John Pangnark , ᔭᓐ ᐸᓇ



stone, ca 1970-72

4.1 x 2.8 x 4.7 in — 10.3 x 7 x 12 cm

George R. Dinney Collection, Victoria, BC (formerly Winnipeg, MB)

George R. Dinney was the Vice President of Development for Great-West Life Insurance, Winnipeg, MB and primarily responsible for building Great-West's impressive collection of Inuit graphics and sculptures. Dinney's personal collection has been described by representatives of the "Department of Indian Affairs" in the 1970s as the best small collection they had seen.

John Pangnark's work portrays a minimal aesthetic encapsulated in "Kneeling Woman in Amautiq". The backward leaning figure displays movement. The suggestion of wind is accented by the angle created at the flex point of the knees. Treatment of the feet in the back defines separated feet. The serene face and focus is classic Pangnark from this period. The arms move in line to the back of the amautiq. This is a beautiful work from the Arviat master artist.

Pangnark was one of only four Inuit artists represented in the Osaka art fair "Osaka For the World" in 1970.

For a similar piece see First Arts Auction Lot 78, June 14, 2022.

Estimate: $2,000—4,000

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2022-09-29 Waddington's 49 2,000 4,000 2,700.00

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