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.
In 1959, Kenojuak’s print “Rabbit Eating Seaweed” was immediate success.
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.
Her 1960 print “Enchanted Owl” has become an iconic image in Canadian art.