Tim Pitsiulak
Inuit Prints

Arqavitturq (Diving Whale)sold
Arqavitturq (Diving Whale) (CD12-30)
Tim Pitsiulak
etching and aquatint, 71.5 x 68 cm
Narwhal Spirit
Narwhal Spirit (CD13-32)
Tim Pitsiulak
stonecut and stencil, 62 x 78.3 cm
Diving Walrussold
Diving Walrus (CD14-37)
Tim Pitsiulak
stonecut, 71 × 60 cm
Red Walrussold
Red Walrus (CD16-02)
Tim Pitsiulak
Lithograph, 29.5" x 42"
Klinappak (Mask) (CD11)
Tim Pitsiulak
Stonecut & Stencil, 20" x 15.75"

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See also: Inuit drawings by Tim Pitsiulak

Tim Pitsiulak – Artist Biography

Tim Pitsiulak (1967 - 2016) was born in the small Inuit hamlet of Kimmirut in Nunavut, Canada. He was an accomplished Inuk artist, photographer and hunter. Tim moved to Cape Dorset as a young child and became emmersed in the flourishing art scene, quickly learning how to draw, sculpt and create jewelry. He is best known for his detailed drawings and realistic prints of arctic wildlife, such as whales, polar bears and walruses.

In 2013, Tim Pitsiulak was commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to design the new 25-cent coin that would commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition. In April of 2016, Tim Pitsiulak completed a two-week artist residency at Open Studio in Toronto. He worked with in-house printmakers to create silkscreen versions of his two icon drawings of a bowhead whale and a swimming polar bear. He also created a beautiful 12' x 8' drawing of two whales, "Ancient Aqviqs," which hangs in the lobby of the Toronto Dominion Bank in downtown Toronto.

Tim Pitsiulak sadly passed away on December 23rd, 2016 at the age of 49, due to complications from a pneumonia.


 

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Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.