Kiakshuk (1886-1966) was an Inuit carver and printmaker. He was born in a northern region of the Baffin Island and moved to Kinngait (Cape Dorset) in his teenage years. Before beginning his artistic career, he was a hunter.

Kiakshuk was one of the first Inuit artist to create lithographs and worked closely with James Houston, a Canadian printmaker. Despite only beginning his drawing career in his seventies, he is revered for having portrayed an authentic, unfiltered depiction of Inuit life and mythology. His work has been published in books and used in Canadian postage stamps.

His art has been featured in several exhibitions across Canada, yet he lived to see none of them. His prints and sculptures can currently be found in collections all over the world, notably in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, and the National Gallery of Canada

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