National Treasure #108: Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak was one of Canada’s most acclaimed graphic artists. Her long list of achievements and honours is surpassed only by her stamina and good humour. – Dorset Fine Arts

Born in 1927 on Baffin Island, Kenojuak lived a traditional hunting lifestyle until moving to Cape Dorset in 1966 with her husband to give their children educational opportunities.

She may be one of the biggest reasons that Canadians – even those who have never been in the Arctic – recognize Inuit art as part of our culture.

Browse through her work here.

Watch her Heritage Minute here.

 

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