Sarni
Pootoogook

Sarni
Pootoogook

Medium:

drawing, printmaking

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.


1922

Date of Death:

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2003

Work

Biography

Sarni Pootoogook (1922 – 2003) was an accomplished graphic artist from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, whose prints were featured in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection from the 1960s until the early 2000s. After being attracted to printmaking during the early years of the program in her community, Pootoogook quickly discovered her own style, imbuing her prints with softly tinted colours, strong lines and fun motifs.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Cape Dorset Prints: a Retrospective 2007 Leslie Boyd Ryan
Arctic Expressions: Inuit Art and the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council 1961-1989 1994 Susan J. Gustavison
Eskimo Penny Fashions January/February 1973 Dorothy Harley Eber

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Open Channels June 25, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020 Ajagemo - Canada Council for the Arts
Kinngait Studio Returns September 30 - November 4, 2019 Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Dezhan Ejan: Aboriginal Works from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank Sept 9 - Nov 26, 2004 Canadian Embassy

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2002 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2001 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2000 Dorset Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art Fort Worth, TX, United States
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada