Owl Spirit

Owl Spirit

1969
Artist
Kenojuak Ashevak, Inuit, Canadian, 1927-January 8, 2013
Born: Baffin Island
Work Locations: Cape Dorset
Culture
Inuit
Locale
Cape Dorset
Country
Canada
print
stone cut print on paper
Gift of Henry G. Shearouse, Jr.
1984.797

© Estate of Kenojuak Ashevak

Dimensions
image height: 24 1/2 in, 62.2300 cm; image width: 34 in, 86.3600 cm; mat height: 30 in, 76.2000 cm; mat width: 40 in, 101.6000 cm; height: 33.75 in, 85.7250 cm; width: 24 in, 60.9600 cm
Edition
19/50
Inscription
Eskimo Arts Council stamp Cape Dorset stamp Signed on print "Kenojuak"
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
Inuit graphic art has deep roots in the decoration of bone and ivory figures with both abstract and realistic engraving. In the 1950s artists embraced the opportunity to expand in new directions with government-sponsored formal art training. Today, artists’ cooperatives thrive across the Canadian Arctic, each producing exciting and imaginative images in drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Legendary Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak transfered images of whimsical birds from her imagination onto paper. Ever changing in shape, pose, and color, these fanciful birds are a hallmark of her art.
Known Provenance
Kenojuak Ashevak [1927-2013], Cape Dorset, NU, 1969. Henry G. Shearouse Jr., Denver, CO, 80220, before 1984; Denver Art Museum, 1984.

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