Arnaktauyok Germaine (1946 - ) Igloolok - Baffin island - Nunavut - Canada #wad17-08 Etching and aquatint. Titled ''cycle of life''. Numbered 32/75 Signed by hand.
Framed - impérial 36.5'' * 24.5'' inches métrique 92cm * 62cm cad $1,500.00
Germaine Arnaktauyok - Igloolik - Nunavut - Canada #wad17-14 Titled ''first born'' Etching - numbered 22/100 Dated 1999 Signed by main Framed imperial 17'' * 14'' pouces métrique 43cm * 35cm Cad $1440 ---------------------------------------------
Germaine Arnaktauyok (b. 1946- ) is an Inuk printmaker, painter, and drawer originating from the Igloolik area of Nunavut, then the Northwest Territories. Arnaktauyok drew at an early age with any source of paper she could find.
The media she works with consists of lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs that illustrate Inuit myths and traditional ways of life from her past experiences and ancestral culture. Her designs are two-dimensional revealing expressive line work illustrations that indicate personal stories incorporated in the subject of past Inuit tales.
Germaine is renowned for her talents as an illustrator and master printmaker…. She sold her first painting at the age of 11. She went to school in Chesterfield Inlet before attending the University of Manitoba and commercial art courses at Algonquin College in Ottawa between 1966 and 1968. She has also been employed by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs as an illustrator for various Inuit publications. Her father Isidore Iytok, and mother Therese Natsiq Tulugatjuk are carvers.
Germaine Arnaktauyok is one of the few Inuit artists with formal art training. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba and had her first public exhibition at the prestigious Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1998. The exhibition featured her drawings and prints from 1970-1997. She had great success as an illustrator of children’s books written in Inuktitut and English. In 2003, Germaine’s “Drum Dancer” was chosen for the image on the two-dollar coin. Germaine Arnaktauyok’s works are in the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, the Glenbow Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Some accomplishments ----------------------------------- 2000: Her print "Laughter in the Air" was featured on the cover of the Christmas card for the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
2000: The Royal Canadian Mint used Arnaktauyok's the "Mother and Child" image for the cover of cards used for Danielle Wetherup.
2000: Designed the special edition gold piece issued by the mint as part of the Native Cultures and Tradition Series.
2000: Prime Minister Jean Chretien honoured Arnaktauyok at a ceremony for her creation of "Drummer" and "Mother and Child" designs.
1999: Arnaktauyok's "Waiting in Silence" selected for the cover illustration for the Nunavut Annual Report.
1999: Designed the back of the two-dollar coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint to commemorate the establishment of the province of Nunavut.
1994: "Things in the Sky" was featured on the cover of the 1994-1995 Northwest Territories telephone directory.
1976: Dominion Glass Ltd featured original drawings Arnaktauyok made for their own Glass production.
1970: Illustrated "Harpoon of the Hunter" a book published by the Department of Indigenous and Northern Development