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date: 13 October 2019

Pootoogook, Napatchielocked


Canadian First Nations (Inuit), 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1938, in Sako, Baffin Island (Canadian Northwest Territory); died 2002, in Cape Dorset (Nunavut).

Graphic artist (felt pen, pencil), printmaker (lithography, stone cut). Domestic scenes, traditional and contemporary fables.

Napatchie Pootoogook was the daughter of acclaimed graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona. She took up drawing pictures of Inuit life in the early 1960s along with her mother for the Cape Dorset Artist Co-op (also known as Dorset Fine Art) set up by James Houston in ...

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