Mosesee Pootoogook

DIVING POLAR BEAR
DIVING POLAR BEAR
6194L
Serpentinite
7 x 5 x 11 in.
$2,000 CAD


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Mosesee Pootoogook

Mosesee Pootoogook was born in the Iqaluit Hospital but has grown up in Cape Dorset. His father, Paulassie Pootoogook, is a well-known Cape Dorset carver, and his late mother, Ishuhungitok was an artist. Mosesee's older brother Anakadlak is also a carver.

Mosesie Pootoogook began carving at the age of eleven. His father taught him to carve, and sometimes they work together making carvings. His favourite subjects to carve are dancing bears, seals and walrus, and he prefers to work in serpentine stone because it is softer than marble.

Also known as Moesie, Moe, Mosesie.

Born on June 16, 1977 in Iqaluit, NU. Nationality is Inuit

Exhibitions

1995 Our Land Transforming: Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of the Inuit, Arctic Raven Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA
1995 Miniaturen, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany
1996 Small Sculptures by Great Artists, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1997 Singing & Dancing & Playing, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2002 Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture (online exhibition), Galerie Inuit Plus, Timmins, ON