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Henry Napartuk (1932-1985) - 20th Century Woodblock, Eskimo at the Seal Hole

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A wonderful graphic woodblock print by the artist Henry Napartuk. Here the artist has depicting a man waiting at a seal hole with a harpoon at the ready. Inscribed with the title in English and Inuktitut. Printed on wove laid to backing paper. Signed.


Minor mount burn. Overall in good condition.


14.9 x 22.7cm (5.9" x 8.9")
Sheet: 16.7 x 24.5cm (6.6" x 9.6")

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Artist Biography

Henry Napartuk was a Canadian artist known for his sculpture and abstract compositions. For most of his life he lived and worked in Kuujjuarapik. Napartuk learned how to carve from his father, Josie, who was one of the community’s earliest sculptors. He began making prints after the artist Noah Meeko. Napartuk produced several pieces for the Arctic Québec print collection of 1973. He showed great promise and was singled out in the preamble of the Arctic Québec 1973. His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions at the international level and are held in notable collections such as that of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Glenbow Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum.

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Code pm499
Artist Henry Napartuk (1932-1985)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 14.9 x 22.7cm
Framed No
Medium Woodblock
Style Naive
Subject Sports
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