He comes from a family of well-known artists from Cape Dorset, the most art productive community on Baffin Island, Nunavut.
He is the son of the late graphic artists and carvers Etidloooie and Kingmata Etidlooie. Itulu’s younger brother Kelly is also a very talented
sculptor, known primarily for his carvings of narwhals. Omalluk Oshutsiak, their sister, excels in small scale carvings of people. There are several
younger members of the family who are very gifted carvers, Mary and Pitseolak Oshutsiak, Isaac Etidlui (Itulu’s son), and Toonoo Etidlui.
Itulu is best known for his delicately carved loons, often in flight, then mounted on either stone or a piece of caribou antler, as well as for his
refined carvings of resting wolves. Itulu’s style is highly representative of Cape Dorset art. It is rooted in a love for naturalism, with an affinity
for decorative stylisation.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, Ontario
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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