Nuna Parr

Bear Inuit Sculpture in Serpentine

 Born:  January 7, 1949       Male       

       Nuna Parr was born near Cape Dorset and lived with his adopted parents, the graphic artists Parr and Eleeshushe. The family moved to Cape Dorset in 1960, after Parr was injured in an     accident, and the young Nuna started carving while he was still in school. His interest in hunting and his regard for the animal life of the Arctic are directly reflected in his work. Nuna’s rounded forms have great movement and a natural flow with the grain of the stone, as if both were made for each other. He has been carving for over forty years, and his work continues to be shown nationally and internationally. Nuna Parr pieces can be found in prestigious collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Denos Museum Center, the McMaster Museum of Art, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, the Amway Environmental Foundation Collection and much more.