ERIC Number: ED395859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
From Drawing to Print: Perception and Process in Cape Dorset Art.
Since the early 1950s when artist and government administrator, James Houston, invited groups of Inuit to draw on paper, a treasury of Inuit drawings and prints have been produced. This publication explores the relationship between the artists' drawings and their finished prints during 1960-1965 print program at Cape Dorset, Alberta, Canada. The artists discuss the meaning of their work as a function apart from the aesthetic image. Stonecut, stencil and print techniques are described and discussed. Reproductions of drawings and prints by Cape Dorset Inuit artists, Kiakshuk, Pitseolak Ashoona, Parr, Kenojuak Ashevak, and Padluq Pudlat (Pudlo), are presented. Brief biographies of these artists and printers, Lukta Qiatsuk, Eegyvadluk Pootoogook, Iyola Kingwatsiak, and Kananginak Pootoogook, are given. A bibliography and exhibition catalogue listing conclude the document. (NP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Art, Artists, Beliefs, Canada Natives, Community Education, Community Role, Cultural Context, Eskimos, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Government Role, Graphic Arts, Printmaking, Tribally Controlled Education, Visual Arts
Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Glenbow Museum, Calgary (Alberta).
Identifiers: Baffin Island; Canada; Inuit Art; Stencils; Stonecuts (Printing)
Note: Photographs of the artists may not reproduce clearly.