Born in 1949 (Iqaluit, Nunavut)
Lucassie Ikkidluak has been sculpting full time since 1967. Although he says he finds his calling to be hard work, he excels in the art of sculpture. Indeed, Lucassie is a well-recognized master sculptor and a key player in Inuit art, especially for his muskox figures. These pieces are unique and incredibly well done in the sense of style, proportion, colour as well as in captivating the subjects’ essence. His sculptures of this animal are unique to his style, typically featuring delicate ivory horns as well as expertly carved fur coats that drape the animal. It took Ikkidluak most of his life to perfect his muskox figures in such an elegant and realistic form. His sculptures are in great demand and sought after around the world.
Ikkidluak’s muskox sculptures have been featured in many international and national exhibitions. They have shared many prizes and awards and have been acquired by many high end collectors. His sculptures are also continuously exposed in the Inuit Cultural Insitute, the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and many more.