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Kananginak Pootoogook, R.C.A., ᑲᓇᒋᓇ ᐳᑐᒍᑭ

Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait

(1935-2010) — E7-1168

Alternative Names: Pootoogook Pootoogook, Kanangina Pootoogook, Kanaginak Pootoogook, Kanagina Pootoogook

First Name: Kananginak

Last Name: Pootoogook

Name in syllabics: ᑲᓇᒋᓇ   ᐳᑐᒍᑭ

Alternative Names:

·       Pootoogook Pootoogook
·       Kanangina Pootoogook
·       Kanaginak Pootoogook
·       Kanagina

Date of birth: 1935

Place of birth: Ikerrasak camp, South Baffin, Nunavut, Canada

Date of death: November 23, 2010

Place of death: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Community / Heritage: Inuit, Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut, Canada

Sex: Male

Disc Number: E7-1168

Art Media: Drawing, printmaking, sculpture, engravings, stonecuts, stencils, lithographs, etchings.

 

Bio:

Kananginak Pootoogook was a sculptor, designer, draughtsman, and a printmaker.

Pootoogook was born on January 1, 1935 at the traditional Inuit camp Ikerasak on Baffin Island, Nunavut, to Josephie Pootoogook, leader of the camp, and Sarah Ningeokuluk. The family lived a traditional lifestyle hunting and trapping, living in an igloo in the winter and a sod house in the summer.

Pootoogook married Shooyoo from Cape Dorset in 1957. They lived at Ikirisaq until 1958, when they moved to Cape Dorset because of Pootoogook’s failing health. There, Pootoogook began working for James Houston, a Canadian artist, designer, author, and filmmaker. Houston served as a civil administrator at Cape Dorset, West Baffin, where he taught the Inuit the techniques of printmaking. Houston also played an important role in popularizing Inuit art in the US and Canada.

Pootoogook was a prominent community leader. He was instrumental in the formation of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in 1959, and served for several years as president of its Board of Directors. 

Pootoogook worked in a variety of media ranging from drawings, prints, lithographs to sculptures and engravings. He created vivid, documentary-style drawings of Arctic wildlife, hunting scenes, daily life and Inuit culture. In 1978, four of his images were included in a limited-edition portfolio released by the World Wildlife Commission.

In 1980, Pootoogook was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 1997, Pootoogook was commissioned by the Romeo Leblanc, then the Governor General of Canada, to construct an Inukshuk in Cape Dorset which would be deconstructed and shipped to Ottawa for display. Pootoogook and his son Johnny went to Ottawa to re-assemble the Inukshuk on the grounds of Rideau Hall as part of a tribute to Indigenous people in Canada.

His works have been exhibited in major galleries and museums around the world and are part of numerous collections, including the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec in Quebec City; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

In May 2017, Pootoogook’s work was included in the 57th Venice Biennale, making him the first Inuit artist to have his work included in an international exhibition.


Exhibitions

  • 2005: Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 2004: Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 2003: Then and Now, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 2002: Cape Dorset Legends, The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON
  • 2002: Cape Dorset Print Collection 02, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 2002: Cape Dorset Graphics, Arctic Artistry, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
  • 2001: Living Arctic, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 2001: Cross-Currents, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 2000: Arctic Spirit, Boise State University, Boise, ID
  • 2000: A Different Nature, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 2000: Cape Dorset Print Collection, West Baffin Eskimo Co-op, Cape Dorset, NU
  • 2000: Small Sculptures by Great Artists 2000, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1999: Horizons, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 1999: Drawings by Kananginak Pootoogook, Issacs/inuit Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1999: Kananginak Pootoogook: Drawings, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1998: Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife, River Gallery, Fergus, ON
  • 1997: Stone & Bone, Sun Valley Centre for the Arts and Humanities, Ketchum, ID
  • 1997: itinraire inuit, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
  • 1997: Inuit Prints and Drawings, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
  • 1997: Singing & Dancing & Playing, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1997: Wolves & Caribou, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997: Graphite & Stone, Spirit Wrestler, Vancouver, BC
  • 1996: Elagiiqniq/Family, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
  • 1996: Emerging Spirit, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
  • 1995: Immaginario Inuit, Galerie d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Verona, Italy
  • 1995: The Birds of Cape Dorset, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1995: Exhibition of Inuit Art, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 1995: Cape Dorset Engravings and Etchings, Arctic Artistry, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
  • 1995: Sunakutagnuvalautut: Things from the Past, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1995: Sedna: Spirit of the Sea, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1994: Share the Vision, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1994: Cape Dorset Revisited, West Baffin Eskimo Co-op, Cape Dorset, NU
  • 1994: Cape Dorset Revisited, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
  • 1994: Arctic Spirit, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • 1994: Kunst van de Inuit Eskimo's, Huis Hellemans, Edegem, Belgium
  • 1994: Small Sculptures by Great Artists 3, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1993: Muskox-Umingmak, Houston North Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
  • 1993: Sculpture and Graphics from Cape Dorset, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1993: The Treasured Monument, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1993: Drawings by Kananginak Pootoogook, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1993: Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Muscaraelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
  • 1993: Small Sculptures by Great Artists 2, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1992: Inuit Print and Sculpture, Westdale Gallery, Hamilton, ON
  • 1992: Inuit Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • 1992: Salon International Europ'art, Galerie Saint Merri, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1992: Oonark, Pudlo, Kananginak, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1992: Each Depends on the Other, Houston North Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
  • 1992: Arctic Ice, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1992: Borealis, Freeport Art Museum and Cultural Centre, Freeport, IL
  • 1992: Small Sculptures by Great Artists 1, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1991: Sojourns to Nunavut, Bunkamura Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991: Art Inuit, Le Theatre, la Ciotat, France
  • 1991: Art Inuit, Galerie la Tour des Cardinaux, L'Isle sur la Sorge, France
  • 1991: Inuit Music in Art, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1991: Mother and Child, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1991: Art Inuit, Galerie Ombre et Lumiere, Ensisheim, France
  • 1991: Art Inuit, Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon, France
  • 1991: Glaciopolis, Maison de Pesney, Les Arcs, France
  • 1991: Cape Dorset Stone Sculpture, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 1991: Art Inuit, Galerie Akenaton, Troyes, France
  • 1991: Art Inuit, Le Colombier, Ville D'Avray, France
  • 1991: Inuit Sculpture, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
  • 1991: Moving Around the Form, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
  • 1991: In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
  • 1990: Inuit Art from the Gelnbow Collection, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
  • 1990: Arctic Mirror, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC
  • 1990: Inuit drawings, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 1990: Art Inuit, Maison Falleur, Cambrai, France
  • 1990: Art Inuit, Palais de l'Europe, le Touquet, France
  • 1990: Small Sculptures from the Canadian Arctic, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
  • 1990: Inuit Graphics and Drawings, Arctic Artistry, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
  • 1990: Art Inuit, Thonon les Bains, France
  • 1990: Inuit Masterworks, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 1990: Art Inuit, Galerie Saint Merri, Paris, France
  • 1989: Cold Stones, Warm Hearts, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • 1989: Cape Dorset Printmaking, McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, ON
  • 1989: Birds, The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON
  • 1989: A New Day Dawning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1989: Inuit Graphic Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1989: Kananginak Pootoogook of Cape Dorset, Gallery Indigena, Stratford, ON
  • 1988: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
  • 1988: A Collectors Feast, Snow Goose Associates, Seattle, WA
  • 1988: Inuit Images in Transition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • 1988: Exhibition of Original Drawings by Three Inuit Artists, Gallery Phillips, Don Mills, ON
  • 1988: The World Around Me, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
  • 1988: Exhibition of Original Drawings by Kananginak Pootoogook, The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON
  • 1987: Inuit Graphics from the Past, Arctic Artistry, Scarsdale, NY
  • 1987: 1987 Eskimo Art, Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1987: Inuit Traditions in Graphics: 1961-1987, Arctic Artistry, Hartsdale, NY
  • 1987: Cape Dorset Prints, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
  • 1987: Contemporary Inuit Drawings, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
  • 1987: Drawings by Kananginak Pootoogook, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
  • 1987: Kananginak: Designs & Drawings, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
  • 1986: Spirit of the Land, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 1986: John and Mary Robertson Collection of Inuit Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
  • 1986: Inuit Graphics through the Year, Arctic Artistry, Scarsdale, NY
  • 1986: Cape Dorset Prints and Sculpture, McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
  • 1986: Work by Kananginak, Eskimo Graphics, Kitchener, ON
  • 1985: Die Kunst aus der Arktis, Commerzbank, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1985: Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1985: Alaska Eskimo Dolls, Council on the Arts, Edmonton, AB
  • 1985: Chisel and Brush, Dept of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, ON
  • 1985: Aboriginal Rights In Canada, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • 1984: Arctic Vision, Department of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, ON
  • 1984: Cape Dorset Prints, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • 1984: On the Land, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1984: Images of the Far North, Studio Art Gallery, Binghamton, NY
  • 1984: The Last and First Eskimos, Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, TX
  • 1983: Return of the Birds, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 1983: Grasp Tight the Old Ways, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • 1983: Inuit Survival, Enook Galleries, Waterloo, ON
  • 1983: Fantasy and Stylization, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 1983: Cape Dorset Prints, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ON
  • 1983: Inuit Art at Rideau Hall, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ON
  • 1983: Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art of Canada, UN General Assembly Building, New York, NY
  • 1982: Noel au Chateau, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
  • 1981: Festival of Birds, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1981: The Year of the Bear, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1981: Cape Dorset Engravings, Dept of Indian Affairs, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • 1981: Murray and Marguerite Vaughan Inuit Print Collection, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
  • 1980: Cape Dorset, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1980: First Annual Collectors Invitational, Inuk 1/Eskimo Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 1980: Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
  • 1979: By Light of the Qulliq, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • 1979: Canadian Eskimo Art, Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • 1979: Eskimo Narrative, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1979: Inuit Prints, University of New Brunswick, Long Gallery, St John, NB
  • 1979: Inuit Art in the 1970's, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
  • 1979: Images of the Inuit, Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
  • 1978: From the University Collection, University of New Brunswick, Art Centre Gallery, Fredericton, NB
  • 1978: Eskimo Art, Embankment Gallery, London, England
  • 1978: Polar Vision, Jerusalem Artists' House Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1977: Contemporary Eskimo Prints and Sculpture, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX
  • 1977: The Inuit Print, Dept of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, ON
  • 1977: Lithographs Dorset '77, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1976: Cape Dorset Prints, London Art Gallery, Clinton, ON
  • 1976: Tribute to Cape Dorset Male Artists, Inukshuk Gallery, Waterloo, ON
  • 1976: Pudlo Prints, Dept of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, ON
  • 1975: We Lived by Animals, Dept of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, ON
  • 1975: Cape Dorset Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1975: Kananginak - Engravings, Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, ON
  • 1974: Crafts from Arctic Canada, Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, Ottawa, ON
  • 1974: Ulu/Inua, Casino Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1974: Ten Masterworks Exhibition Artists, Gallery of the Arctic, Victoria, BC
  • 1974: Eskimo Art, Queens Museum, Flushing, New York, NY
  • 1973: Les Eskimos, Studio 44, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1971: Sculpture Inuit, Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, Ottawa, ON
  • 1970: Canadian Eskimo Arts Festival, Alaska Methodist University Galleries, Anchorage, AK
  • 1968: Eskimo Sculpture, Man & His World, Arctic Pavilion, Montreal, QC
  • 1968: Eskimo Carvings, Waddington, Montreal, QC
  • 1967: Inoonoot Eskima, Konstframjandet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1967: Cape Dorset - A Decade of Eskimo Prints & Recent Sculpture, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • 1963: Art Eskimo, Galerie de France, Paris, France
     

Collections

  • Agnes Eherington Art Centre, Queens University, Kingston, ON
  • Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX
  • Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, MI
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Art Gallery of York University, Downsville, ON
  • Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, ON
  • Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
  • CIBC Collection, Toronto, ON
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
  • Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC
  • Cape Dorset Print Collection, Cape Dorset, NU
  • Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College,
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, ON
  • Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
  • Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, NU
  • Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Laurentian University Museum & Arts Centre, Sudbury, ON
  • London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON
  • Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
  • McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
  • Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, QC
  • Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia,
  • Vancouver, BC
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Prince of Wales, Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT
  • Red Deer and District Museum, Red Deer, AB
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
  • Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Shell Canada Collection, Calgary, AB
  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
  • Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank Collection, Toronto, ON
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
  • Whyte Museum, Banff, AB
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Publications

  • 2005: Cape Dorset Sculpture FEATURED PAGE 11, 59, 85, 90
  • 1995: Galerie d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Immaginario Inuit. Verona: Galerie d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea.
  • 1994: Gustavison, Susan. Arctic Expressions: Inuit Art. Kleinburg, ON: McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
  • 1993: Muscarelle Museum of Art. Contemporary Inuit drawings. Williamsburg, VA: The College of William and Mary in Virginia
  • 1993: Marion Scott Gallery. The Treasured Monument. Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery
  • 1992: Marion Scott Gallery. Arctic Ice. Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery.
  • 1992: Mitchell, Marybelle and Ovilu Goo-Doyle. The Artists Speak. Inuit Art Quarterly.
  • 1991: Blodgett, Jean. In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way. Kleinburg: McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
  • 1990: Barz, Sandra. Canadian Inuit Print Artist. Arts & Culture of the North.
  • 1990: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver. Inuit Masterworks. Vancouver: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver.
  • 1989: Eber, Dorothy. When the Whalers were up North. Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press.
  • 1988: Feheley, Patricia. Kananginak. Inuit Art Quarterly, vol 3. No 2
  • 1988: Five College Canadian Studies Program. Perspectives on Inuit Culture. Amherst, Mass: University of Massachusetts Department of Anthropology.
  • 1987: Jackson, Marion. Contemporary Inuit Drawings. Guelph: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.
  • 1986: LaBarge, Dorothy. From Drawing to Print. Calgary: Glenbow Museum.
  • 1985: Driscoll, Bernadette. Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery.
  • 1985: Souchotte, Sandra. Inuit art. Northwest Explorer 4 (4)
  • 1985: Lipton, Barbara. Arctic Vision. Archaeology
  • 1985: Swinton, George. Kananginak Pootoogook. Edmonton, Hurtig Press.
  • 1984: Barz, Sandra. Simiuni Sivuarapi vs JJ Audubon. Arts & Culture of the North, vol 7, no 2
  • 1984: Jackson, Marion. Personal versus Cultural Expression in Inuit Prints. Edmonton: University of Alberta.
  • 1984: Lipton, Barbara. Arctic Vision. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers.
  • 1983: Blodgett, Jean. Grasp Tight the Old Ways. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario.
  • 1983: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver. Cape Dorset Stone Sculpture. Vancouver, BC: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver.
  • 1983: Muehlen, Maria and Julie Hodgson. Lithography in Cape Dorset. Inuit Arts and Crafts.
  • 1982: Macduff, Alistair. Lords of the Stone. Vancouver: Whitecap Books.
  • 1981: Enright, Robert. Winnipeg Superb Spot for Devotees of Inuit Artworks and Culture. Winnipeg Free Press.
  • 1981: Sabat, Christina. Visual Arts in Review. Daily Gleaner.
  • 1979: Winnipeg Art Gallery. Cape Dorset. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery.
  • 1979: Jordon, Wendy. By the Light of the Qulliq. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service.
  • 1978: Cochran, Bente Roed. Arctic Animals Theme for Exhibition. Edmonton Journal.
  • 1978: Gilbert, Bil. Kananginak: Eskimo Audubon. Audubon, vol 80, no 4
  • 1978: Cochran, Bente Roed. Eskimo Print Portfolio is Compelling. Edmonton Journal.
  • 1977: Printers of Kingait Press. The Inuit World. Cape Dorset: Kingait Press.
  • 1977: National Museum of Man. The Inuit Print. Ottawa: The National Museum of Man.
  • 1977: Mekler, Gilda. Dorset Prints. Nunatsiaq News.
  • 1977: Barz, Sandra. Art of the Eskimos. Arts & Culture of the North, vol 2, no 1
  • 1975: Winnipeg Art Gallery. Cape Dorset. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery.
  • 1974: Canadian Eskimo Arts Council. Crafts from Arctic Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Eskimo Arts Council.
  • 1973: Dept of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. A Face Like the Sun. Ottawa: Dept of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
  • 1972: Eber, Dorothy. Looking for the Artists of Dorset. Canadian Forum, vol 52, no 618/619.
  • 1972: Swinton, George. Sculpture of the Eskimo. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart.
  • 1971: West Baffin Island Eskimo Co-op. Cape Dorset 1971. Cape Dorset: West Baffin Island Eskimo Co-op.
  • 1971: Canadian Eskimo Arts Counci. Sculpture/Inuit. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • 1971: James, Geoffrey. Masterworks of the Arctic. Time.
  • 1965: Baird, Irene. Cape Dorset Man. Canadian Geographical Journal, vol 71, no 5
  • 1960: Houston, James. Eskimo Graphic Art. Canadian Art, vol 17, no 1

Articles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kananginak_Pootoogook

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/kananginak-pootoogook

https://www.gallery.ca/collection/artist/kananginak-pootoogook

https://canadianart.ca/news/kananginak-pootoogook-inuit-art-venice-biennale/

https://collections.gilcrease.org/articles/article-prints-kananginak-pootoogook-1935-2010

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/inuit-artist-kananginak-pootoogook-dies-1.884459

https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/98789_inuit_art_legend_kananginak_pootoogook_dies_at_75/

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/kananginak-pootoogook-the-guiding-voice-of-cape-dorset-artists-chronicled-the-inuit-past/article555026/

https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/kananginak-pootoogook-pioneering-inuit-artist-dies/

https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674inuk_artist_to_be_featured_in_renowned_international_exhibit/

https://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2010/11/24/kananginak-pootoogook-1935-2010/

https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/kananginak-pootoogook-inuit-art-pioneer/

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UNTITLED 2019-06 (June 2019)
UNTITLED 2019-06 (June 2019)
UNTITLED 2019-06 (June 2019)
UNTITLED (BUILDING AN IGLOO) 2021-03 (March 2021)
WATCHFUL FALCON 2019-04 (April 2019)
WIND SWEPT MUSKOX 2020-11 (November 2020)
YOUNG ARCTIC OWL 2021-10 (October 2021)

Recent Auction Results

YOUNG ARCTIC OWL
Estimate: 1,000 — 1,500
Sold: Oct 2021 — Sold For: $840
STRETCHING KAMIKS
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Jun 2021 — Sold For: $390
APPROACHING DANGER
Estimate: 400 — 600
Sold: Jun 2021 — Sold For: $1,680
TUKTU
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Jun 2021 — Sold For: $480
GATHERING KELP
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: May 2021 — Sold For: $660
SWIMMING DUCK
Estimate: 200 — 400
Sold: Apr 2021 — Sold For: $330

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