Kenojuak Ashevak, Canada’s most revered Inuit artist, was born at the
south Baffin Island camp known as Ikirisaq in the fall of 1927. She grew up
travelling from camp to camp on south Baffin and Arctic Quebec. Like many Cape
Dorset artists, Kenojuak spent most of her life living on the land in a manner
not unlike that of her ancestors. Her imaginative drawings, prints and carvings
are sought the world over and reflect her experiences and life in the North.
While her imagery is varied, she is best known for her eloquently designed
animals and birds, especially the Owl. In 1967, she received the Order of
Canada. She passed away in January 2013.
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