Untitled 848

Kirkby, Ken
Kirkby, Ken

Ken Kirkby
Oil on Masonite, 6 x 16 inches

“Artist KEN KIRKBY was born during an air raid in London, England in 1940. The timing may have foreshadowed the warrior-painter he was to become.

He grew up in Portugal where he had his first successful exhibit at age 16. In the late 1950s, he realized his dream to move to Canada. He found work in northwestern British Columbia and gradually migrated further north. He spent five years walking, paddling and sledding across the Canadian Arctic with various groups of Inuit.

Becoming very involved with social issues in the North, he promised the people that he would find a way to raise awareness of these issues in the rest of Canada.” from http://www.whiterockgallery.com/Ken_Kirkby.htm#kirkby_bio

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Untitled 833

Arnaktauyok, Germaine (1946 -      )
Arnaktauyok, Germaine (1946 – )

Germaine Arnaktauyok (1946 –     )
Yellowknife, NWT,  Canada

Pencil on paper, 17 x 11 inches.

“Germaine Arnaktauyok  is an Inuk printmaker, painter, and drawer originating from the Igloolik area of Nunavut, then the Northwest Territories.  Arnaktauyok drew at an early age with any source of paper she could find.

The media she works with consists of lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs that illustrate Inuit myths and traditional ways of life from her past experiences and ancestral culture. Her designs are two-dimensional revealing expressive line work illustrations that indicate personal stories incorporated in the subject of past Inuit tales” from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germaine_Arnaktauyok


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