Bird, 2002 (PCD1323)
soapstone, 7½" × 4" × 3"
Sukkualuk Akesuk Artist Biography
Sukkualuk Akesuk was born on March 3, 1959, in the community of Cape Dorset located on Baffin Island in the Northwest Territories. Sukkualuk comes from a family of carvers. His adopted parents are the artists Simaiyok and Latcholassie Akesuk. Latcholassie is the son of Cape Dorset sculptor Tudlik. Sukkualuk's adopted sister, Milutituk Petaulassie, is also a sculptor.
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Daphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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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 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)
It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canadas most renowned, trailblazing artists. She
passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.