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

IN MEMORIAM

ANDREW MAMGARK
(1930-1997)
Arviat (Eskimo Point)

Andrew Mamgark, a master artist from Arviat, was really the one artist of the Keewatin region who was renowned for his sculptural interpretations of polar bears. Stories are told in the North that his personal representations of bears in stone were inspired by his close and dangerous encounters with polar bears when hunting and fishing on the land. This intimate knowledge of the bear was often portrayed in the poses of his bears.

Andrew Mamgark, a master artist from Arviat, was really the one artist of the Keewatin region who was renowned for his sculptural interpretations of polar bears. Stories are told in the North that his personal representations of bears in stone were inspired by his close and dangerous encounters with polar bears when hunting and fishing on the land. This intimate knowledge of the bear was often portrayed in the poses of his bears.

Mamgark liked working in many materials besides stone using antler and ivory for his carvings and has produced a variety of subject matter ranging from owls, walrus, and polar bears to mother and child images. His wife Eva Seuteruk, his son Johnny Kopanuak, and his daughters Susan Pauppa and Martha Katuak were all artists in Arviat. Sadly, Andy died tragically in 1997 as a result of a carving accident.

(photo credit: Donna Barnett)

 
Polar Bear

by Andrew Mamgark

Serpentine 4 x 5.5 x 4 inches

Price: $1,850.00

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Special Announcements
June 2019 New Collections






 
Owl's Spirit

by Cyril Henry

Steatite
12 x 6 x 6 inches

Price: $3,750.00

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“wise ta whooooo…”

by Michael Massie

Steatite, Bone, Ebony, Lignum Vitae, Silver, Brass 
9.25 x 5.5 x 4 inches

Price: $3,000.00

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Owl Rattle

by William Kuhnley

Red Cedar, Granite Base
11 x 8.5 x 4.5 inches (Incl. Base)

Price: $8,500.00

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Killer Whale Holding Up Sea Chief Way Out on the Horizon

by Tim Paul

Red Cedar
/ 21 x 19 x 5.5 inches

Price: $6500.00

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Māori Art
 
Tiki Sculpture

by Lewis Tamihana Gardiner

Pounamu Jade, Paua Shell
11 x 8.5 x 4.5 inches (incl. base)

Price: $6,500.00

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Tiki Pendant

by Whare Bidois

Pounamu Jade
3 x 3.25 inches

Price: $885.00

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Tiki Pendant

by Whare Bidois

Pounamu Jade, Paua Shell
2 x 1 inches

Price: $550.00

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Manaia Pendant

by Whare Bidois

Pounamu Jade
1.75 x 2 inches

Price: $300.00

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Dragonfly Pendant

by Joel Marsters

Pounamu Jade, Paua Shell, Bone
2.25 x 1.75 inches

Price: $300.00

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Toki (Adle Blade) Pendant

by Whare Bidois

Pounamu Jade
1.75 x 1 inches

Price: $160.00

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Karearea (Falcon) Pendant

by Whare Bidois

Pounamu Jade
2 x 2 inches

Price: $375.00

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Inuit Art
Rocking Bird (1992)

by David Ruben Piqtoukun

Steatite
/ 3.75 x 4.75 x 2 inches

Price: $750.00

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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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