Tuna Iquliq

mother and child Inuit Art Sculpture in basalt

Born: 1935 Male

Died: 2015

Place of Birth: near Baker Lake

With over 50 years of experience in carving, he was most recognized for his rounded abstract carvings of people. However, figures such as muskox, birds and bears were also characteristic. His children, Johnny, Louie and Camill are also well known carvers. We find his pieces in prestigious collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Dennos Museum Center ,Canadian Museum of Civilisation, Eskimo Museum in Churchill and the Museum of Anthropology in British Columbia.

Toona had numerous exhibitions across North America and the United States as well as in Europe and England.


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