Shedding the Velvet by Kananginak Pootoogook
About the artist:
Kananginak had been involved with drawing and printmaking since the late 1950’s when the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op first initiated the graphic arts program at Cape Dorset. Kananginak’s first print, a collaborative image with his father, Pootoogook, was included in the first catalogued collection of Cape Dorset prints in 1959. His work has been included in all but three annual collections since that time.
In 1978, the World Wildlife Commission released a limited edition portfolio of works in which four of Kananginak’s images were included. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in both public instiutions and commercial galleries. He was also a notable sculptor.
Kananginak lived in Cape Dorset with his wife, Shooyoo and their family until his death in 2010.
- Art Card format: Envelope and Artist bio included.
- Matted Print format: Ready to frame and Artist bio included.
- Framed format: Wooden frame and Artist bio included.