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Egevadluq Ragee

Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait

(1920-1983) — E7-1013

Eegyvudluk Ragee was the oldest child born to Pamiaktok and Sorisolutu at the small campsite of Ikarasak, on the southern tip of Baffin Island in 1920.  

When Egevadluq travelled to Cape Dorset (Kinngait) to trade for supplies, she would buy graphite pencil and paper from the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. Her early works filled entire sheets of paper,  mythical creatures, bird-animal-human transformations, and images from reality - all randomly intermingled . By the mid-1960s, Eegyvudluk was using wax crayons, or coloured felt pens on paper. 

In 1967, improved housing in Cape Dorset resulted in the Inuit abandoning most of the campsites. Eegyvudluk moved into the settlement, and by the early 1970s, explored the use of arcrylic washes, on which she drew her well-known figures and birds.

"I started drawing because I was 'tususkuk' (when I saw other people doing it, I wanted to do the same things)...When I start to make a drawing, I have a picture in my mind, but when I try to put that picture on paper, my hands won't do what my mind wants. When I have the picture in my head, I can't get it out by my hands. Sometimes I find it hard to draw when my children are in the house; I find it hard to think with so much noise around me. I make the kids go outside." Eegyvudluk, Cape Dorset Print Catalogue, 1978.


  • Alaska Eskimo Dolls/Inuit Prints, Provincial Museum of Alberta, sponsored by the Alaska State Council on the Arts
  • ART ESKIMO, Galerie de France
  • Art Inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Galerie Akenaton
  • Art Inuit: Autour de la Collection de Cape Dorset 1991, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Le Colombier
  • Art/Facts, McMaster Art Gallery
  • Art/Facts, McMaster Art Gallery
  • Canadian Eskimo Arts Festival, Alaska Methodist University Galleries
  • Canadian Eskimo Lithographs: Third Collection, Presented under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Division of the Department of External Affairs Canada
  • Cape Dorset - A Decade of Eskimo Prints & Recent Sculpture, National Gallery of Canada, in cooperation with the Canadian Eskimo Art Committee
  • Cape Dorset Engravings, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, circulated by the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *60, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *61, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *62, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *64/65, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *66, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *69, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *70, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *72, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *73, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *74, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *75, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *76, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *77, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *78, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *79, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *80, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *81, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Graphics *82, (annual collection)
  • Cape Dorset Print Collection (printmaker) *60, (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 Canadian Eskimo Art, Gimpel Fils
  • Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Muscarelle Museum of Art College of William and Mary
  • Eegyvudluk Ragee: Acrylic Works on Paper, Elca London Gallery
  • Eskimo Fantastic Art, Gallery 111, School of Art, University of Manitoba
  • Eskimo Games: Graphics and Sculpture/ Giuochi Eschimesi: grafiche e sculture, National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Graphic Art by Eskimos of Canada: First Collection, Cultural Affairs Division, Department of External Affairs, Canada
  • Graphics from the UNB Collection, University of New Brunswick
  • Imaak Takujavut: The way we see it Paintings from Cape Dorset, McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • 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
  • In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way: Three Decades of Inuit Printmaking, McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Inuit Graphic Art from Indian & Northern Affairs Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • 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 Prints, University of New Brunswick Long Gallery, St. John Campus
  • Inuit Traditions in Graphics: 1961-1987, Arctic Artistry
  • Inuit Woman: Life and Legend in Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Media and Techniques, McMaster Art Gallery
  • Moving Around the Form: Inuit Sculpture and Prints, Agnes Etherington Art Centre Queen's University
  • New Acquisitions, Laurentian University Museum and Art Gallery
  • Night Spirits: Cape Dorset 1960-1965, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • On the Land, The Arctic Circle
  • Polar Vision: Canadian Eskimo Graphics, Jerusalem Artists' House Museum
  • Return of the Birds, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
  • Return to Origins, The Arctic Circle
  • Return to Origins III, The Arctic Circle
  • Selections from the McMaster Art Gallery Collection, McMaster Art Gallery
  • Sojourns to Nunavut: Contemporary Inuit Art from Canada, at Bunkamura Art Gallery, presented by the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology and The McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Spoken in Stone: an exhibition of Inuit Art, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
  • Stones, Bones, Cloth, and Paper: Inuit Art in Edmonton Collections, Edmonton Art Gallery
  • 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 Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood To Be Full, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • The Inuit Print/L'estampe inuit, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the National Museum of Man
  • The Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher Collection of Inuit Art, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina
  • The Lindsay and Swartz Collections: New Acquisitions, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • The Murray and Marguerite Vaughan Inuit Print Collection, Beaverbrook Art Gallery
  • The World Around Me, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
  • The Zazelenchuk Collection of Eskimo Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection of Inuit Art, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
  • Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection of Inuit Art, Canadian Guild of Craft Quebec


  • Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth
  • Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor
  • Art Gallery of York University, Downsview
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
  • Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull
  • Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa
  • Glenbow Museum, Calgary
  • Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury
  • McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton
  • 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
  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife
  • Red Deer and District Museum and Archives, Red Deer
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
  • Teleglobe Canada, Montreal
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank Collection, Toronto
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg


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