John Kavik

1897 -1993 Male

Place of Birth: Gjoa Haven
Resided: Rankin Inlet; also lived in Baker Lake, Yellowknife
Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawings

” Kavik…is one of the most original of Eskimo artists, and he always works
the way the spirit moves him. He works steadily and “professionally”, his
objects are made for sale , but this does not detract form his art.
He makes things well, imaginatively and ingeniously. He is a real artist…All of
Kavik’s carvings are inventions and discoveries of images and activities; they
have balance without having bases; they are ingenious without being
gimmicky; they are works of art and love.”

George Swinton, from Eskimo Sculpture 1965

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