Johnny Manning

dancing bear Inuit Art Sculpture in Serpentine

Born: 30 March 1985, Male

Resides: Cape Dorset

Johnny Manning started carving when he was 14 or 15 years old. Johnny learned carving by watching the renowned Nujaliaq Qimirpik when he visited Cape Dorset. Johnny would show Nujaliaq his animals, and the older carver would say “You are becoming pretty good!”  Johnny’s work varies from traditional to modern. His traditional subject matters are drum dancers, Inuit games, throat singers, and a mother bear and cub beside an iglu , with a hunter sneaking up. Johnny is a young Cape Dorset artist who likes to challenge himself by creating unique works.