Representing Northwest Coast, Inuit and Maori artists
Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
101-1669 West 3rd Ave. Vancouver, BC, Canada  V6J 1K1

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MONTHLY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
IYOLA KINGWATSIAK
(1933-2000)
Kinngait (Cape Dorset)

Iyola Kingwatsiak, was one of the original nucleus of great Cape Dorset carvers. He is both a renowned carver and print artist. We remember the old days of seeing his wonderful flowing bird forms in serpentine and sometimes white marble regularly in the gallery. This Dancing Hawk captures the essence of his sculptural imagery and is a rare treat for us to have this wonderful sculpture exhibited in the gallery and an honour to feature him in our monthly spotlight.

Iyola came from an artistic family, his wife Pootoogook (1936-d) was a graphic artist, his sisters Tye Adla (1936-1990), Keeleemeeoomee Samualie (1919-1983), and Anna Kingwatsiak (1911-1971) were all graphic artists as well as his brother Mikigak Kingwatsiak (1943-2002), who was also a carver and graphic artist.

Iyola has been carving since the early 1960s and exhibiting his sculpture internationally since 1967. He has contributed consistently to the annual Cape Dorset Print Collections since its inception in 1959 through till the mid-1990s. His sculpture and graphics are well documented in many publications, as well as included in numerous public institutions and museums, including Amon Carter Museum of Western Art in Fort Worth, Texas, and Museum of Modern Art in New York. His 1964 print "Geese Leaving" was presented as a gift to Queen Elizabeth in 1969. He also served as elected president of the West Baffin Co-operative from 1971-73.






 
Dancing Hawk (c.1987)


Serpentine
20.5 x 18 x 4.5 inches


Price: $6,500.00

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Dancing Bear (c.1985)

by Pauta Saila

Serpentine
13 x 9 x 4.5 inches

Price: $25,000.00

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Young Bear Resting (In Shore Grass at River’s Edge)

by Eric Silver

Steatite
7 x 18 x 11 inches

Price: $4,500.00

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The Guardian - Long-Eared Owl

by Cyril Henry

Steatite
8 x 6 x 7 inches

Price: $1,875.00

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Maori Art
 
2 More Affectionate Sparrows

by Rex Homan

Matai
5 x 6.5 x 6 inches incl. base

Price: $1,675.00

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Northwest Coast Art
 
 
Fusion

by Kelly Cannell

Serigraph, Edition 53/100
30 x 18 inches

Price: $480.00

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Turning Point

by Kelly Cannell

Serigraph, Edition 14/48
30 x 30 inches

Price: $500.00

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Inuit Art
 
“listen…”

by Michael Massie

Serpentine, Bone, Ebony, Mahogany and Brass
7.25 x 9 x 4.5 inches

Price: $3,250.00

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“back to the elements”

by Michael Massie

Anhydrite, Birch, Paint, Jatoba Wood, Birds Eye Maple, Brass, Copper and Steel
9.25 x 6.5 x 3 inches

Price: $3,000.00

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Bird (c.1980)

by Towatuga Sagouk

Serpentine
6 x 5 x 4 inches

Price: $750.00

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Dancing Bear
 
by Markoosie Papigatok

Serpentine
7 x 6 x 4 inches

Price: $850.00

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*Prices, specifications and images are subject to change without notice. Not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors. 

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