Simanek Sagiatuk

Born in 1930 (Kimmirut, Nunavut) – Died in Cape Dorset, Nunavut

Simanek Sagiatuk is an Inuit art sculpture carver from the Lake Harbour community. He used to work mostly with serpentine, a very hard stone which is originally from Nunavut, and from the same family as jade. For some of his pieces, the walruses in particular, Simanek Sagiatuk was also accustomed to add details made of caribou antler in order to make his sculptures look more realoistic.

Simanek Sagiatuk learned in the traditionnal way, which is by watching elders and more experienced carvers sculpt.