Lukta
Qiatsuk

Credit: Courtesy of John Paskievich
Lukta
Qiatsuk

Medium:

printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU
1928

Date of Death:

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2004

Work

Biography

Lukta Qiatsuk was a printmaker, graphic artist and sculptor from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. A leading member of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op, he created work for many of their print collections between 1959 and 1980. Inspired by the work of his father, Kiakshuk, Qiatsuk began art-making soon finding success in his own right. Qiatsuk's work is still celebrated in exhibitions around the world today, his legacy carried on through the art of his children.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Inuit Prints - Japanese Inspiration: Early Printmaking in the Canadian Arctic 2011 Norman Vorano
Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling Through Inuit Art 2007 Shelley Falconer and Shawna White
McMichael Canadian Art Collection: One Hundred Masterworks 2006 Joan Murray

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Ivory, Bone, Antler and Horn: Masterworks of Inuit Sculpture Feb - May 2018 McMichael Canadian Art Collection
The Stafford Collection of Inuit Sculpture Aug - Nov 2012 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Inuit Prints - Japanese Inspiration: Early Printmaking in the Canadian Arctic 2011 - 2012 Canadian Museum of History

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University Kingston, ON, Canada
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth, TX, United States
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada