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Osuitok Ipeelee

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OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005) KINNGAIT (CAPE DORSET)Swimming Sedna With Her Child, c. 1970s

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Osuitook Ipeelee - Reclining Caribou

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OSUITOK IPEELEE, Resting Caribou Calf, c. 1960-62

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OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005) KINNGAIT (CAPE DORSET), Woman Holding Kamiks, early-mid 1970s

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Waddington's Inuit Art Auction, 2 May 2011, Lot 193

Osuitok Ipeelee was an Inuk sculptor who lived in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. His sculptures in green soapstone of caribou and birds are particularly esteemed for their balance and delicacy. He was an early collaborator with James Archibald Houston, and by Houston's account was instrumental in the conception of the West Baffin Island Eskimo Cooperative. He was also one of the witnesses of the last-remembered traditional Inuit trial.
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