Syllabic Translator

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

Click a syllabic button to enter it into the search field above


Or try our Advanced Search tool.

Anirnik Oshuitoq

Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait

(1902-1983) — E7-965

Anirnik Oshuitoq was one of the very first powerful image-makers who worked with the printmakers in the early years of the studio in Cape Dorset (Kinngait). She began drawing in the early 1960s and her prints were frequently represented in the annual print collections until the mid-1970s.

Oshuitoq was particularly interested in the spirit world as subject matter. Her daughter Ningeeuga Oshuitoq (1918-1980) was also an artist.

Collections

Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
McMichael Canadian Art Collection,Kleinburg,ON

Exhibitions

1990 Inuit Graphics and Drawings from 1959-1990, Arctic Artistry, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

Publications

1987 Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
1983 Grasp Tight the Old Ways, Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art, Toronto, ON
1979 The Coming and Going of the Shaman: Winnipeg Art Gallery


Exhibitions

  • A New Day Dawning: Early Cape Dorset Prints, University of Michigan
  • Arctic Spirit 35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art, Frye Art Museum
  • Cape Dorset Drawings, Godard Editions
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *61, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *63, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *64/65, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *66, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *67, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *71, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *72, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *74, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Revisited, McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Cape Dorset Revisited - a collection of previously unreleased prints, exhibited at selected commercial galleries, organized by, West Baffin Eskimo Co-op
  • Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
  • Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Muscarelle Museum of Art College of William and Mary
  • Drawings of the 1960s from Cape Dorset, Feheley Fine Arts in association with Gimpel Fils, London, England
  • Eskimo Art, Embankment Gallery
  • Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Images of the Far North, Arctic Artistry (held at the Erie County Fairgrounds)
  • Images of the Inuit: from the Simon Fraser Collection, Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University
  • Immaginario Inuit Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
  • Inoonoot Eskima: Grafik och Skulptur fran Cape Dorset och Povungnituk, Konstframjandet
  • Inuit Drawings, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
  • Inuit Graphics and Drawings from 1959-1990, Arctic Artistry
  • Inuit Graphics from the Past, Arctic Artistry
  • Inuit Graphics Through the Year: Rare Prints from the Arctic, Arctic Artistry
  • Inuit Images in Transition, Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts
  • Inuit Masterworks: Selections from the Collection of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, McMichael Canadian Collection
  • Inuit Traditions in Graphics: 1961-1987, Arctic Artistry
  • Night Spirits: Cape Dorset 1960-1965, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Polar Vision: Canadian Eskimo Graphics, Jerusalem Artists' House Museum
  • Return to Origins III, The Arctic Circle
  • The Art of the Eskimo, Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University
  • The Cape Dorset Print, Presented at Rideau Hall by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • The Coming and Going of the Shaman: Eskimo Shamanism and Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • The Inuit Print/L'estampe inuit, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the National Museum of Man
  • The Oral Tradition, National Museum of Man
  • The Woodget Collection of Eskimo Art and Artifacts, Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Art
  • Women Who Draw: 30 Years of Graphic Art from the Canadian Arctic, Feheley Fine Arts

Collections

  • Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria
  • Art Gallery of York University, Downsview
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull
  • CIBC Collection, Toronto
  • Glenbow Museum, Calgary
  • Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet
  • Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury
  • London Regional Art Gallery, London
  • Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg
  • Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal
  • Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
  • Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

Artwork

Title Last Sold At Auction
ANIMAL AND BIRD 2013-11 (November 2013)
BIRD 2020-06 (June 2020)
DOG/BIRD IMAGE 2010-08 (August 2010)
HUNTER BECKONING TO ANIMALS 2020-06 (June 2020)
IMAGE 2020-02 (February 2020)
MAN AND WOMAN 2018-05 (May 2018)
SEA SPIRIT 2019-09 (September 2019)
SEABEAST 2019-09 (September 2019)
SEATED BIRD 2018-08 (August 2018)
SHAMANS DANCES 2008-10 (October 2008)
SPIRIT WITH ANIMALS 2020-06 (June 2020)
THE PROPHET 2018-05 (May 2018)
THREE FIGURES 2010-08 (August 2010)
UNTITLED 2019-09 (September 2019)
UNTITLED 2008-06 (June 2008)
UNTITLED 2019-11 (November 2019)
UNTITLED (OWL, PTARMIGAN, AND WALRUS) 2016-09 (September 2016)

Recent Auction Results

SPIRIT WITH ANIMALS
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Jun 2020 — Sold For: $570
HUNTER BECKONING TO ANIMALS
Estimate: 400 — 600
Sold: Jun 2020 — Sold For: $1,320
BIRD
Estimate: 200 — 400
Sold: Jun 2020 — Sold For: $228
IMAGE
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Feb 2020 — Sold For: $252
SEA SPIRIT
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Sep 2019 — Sold For: $660
UNTITLED
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Sep 2019 — Sold For: $204

Featured Content