Paulassie
Pootoogook

Photo: Paulassie Pootoogook
Credit: Courtesy Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Paulassie
Pootoogook

Medium:

sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Igalalik, NU
1927

Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.

2006

Work

Biography

Paulassie Pootoogook (1927-2006) was a prolific sculptor from Igalalik (Andrew Gordon Bay), NU. His father, Pootoogook (1887-1958), was a community leader and an instrumental figure in the formation of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, which the family later moved to. As the eldest of four brothers, all well-known art makers, Pootoogok began his career as a printmaker but is often more recognized for his skill in carving.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection of the Heard Museum 2006 Ingo Hessel
Immaginario Inuit: Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi 1995 Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Palazzo Forti
Six Cape Dorset Elders Spring 1993 Jerry Riley

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Animal Power: Images in Contemporary Inuit Art Apr - June 2013 Marion Scott Gallery
20 Great Sculptures Jan - Feb 2011 Feheley Fine Arts
Shaman, Sedna and Spirits Oct - Nov 2008 Spirit Wrestler Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Art Gallery of Windsor Windsor, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada