Kenojuak Ashevak, A Vision of Animals, 1961

Kenojuak Ashevak born Ikirasak camp, near Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories (now Nunavut), 1927; died Cape Dorset, Nunavut, 2013 A Vision of Animals 1961 stonecut on paper Gift of Samuel and Esther Sarick, Toronto, 2002 2002/9467

Kenojuak Ashevak: In Memoriam

September 28, 2013 – April 7, 2014


With the passing of senior Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak in 2013, the Canadian cultural landscape has been significantly diminished. Over a long and influential career, Kenojuak produced innovative work that inspired her peers as well as younger generations of artists. Her visionary imagery drew on personal experience and reflected deep connections to family, community and her surroundings. Kenojuak's lyrical animal forms remain, for many, absolutely central to the Canadian story.

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