Canada’s Great Women – Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak was an Inuit artist and one of the most remarkable Canadian pioneers of modern Inuit Art.  She was born in an igloo in an Inuit camp, Ikirasaq, at the southern coast of Baffin Island, on October 3, 1927.

Kenojuak Ashevak
Kenojuak Ashevak, Inuit Artist
Rabbit Eating Seaweed
Rabbit Eating Seaweed, Kenojuak Ashevak

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1959, Kenojuak’s print Rabbit Eating Seaweed” was immediate success.

Her valuable work of arts such as carvings from soapstone, drawings, etchings, stone cut prints and prints are sought after by museums, collectors and corporations.

 Ashevak Kenojuak
Ashevak Kenojua

She designed several drawings for Canadian stamps and coins, and in 2004 she created the first Inuit-designed stained-glass window for the John Bell Chapel in Oakville, Ontario.

Stained glass, Kenojuak Ashevak
Stained glass, Kenojuak Ashevak

Her 1960 print “Enchanted Owl” has become an iconic image in Canadian art.

Enchanted Owl Kenojuak Ashevak
Enchanted Owl Kenojuak Ashevak

 

 

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