May 6, 2016

The Ashoona Legacy

ACI releases free ebook on Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona

One of the first Inuit to create images of traditional life, Pitseolak Ashoona contributed to the establishment of a modern Inuit art form that has received worldwide popular and commercial success. Beyond her own accomplishments, she has influenced generations of Inuit artists, leaving an important and lasting legacy. To learn more, read or download the ACI’s free online art book Pitseolak Ashoona: Life & Work by Christine Lalonde, Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada.

Pitseolak Ashoona, Legend of the Woman Who Turned into a Narwhal, c. 1974 Coloured felt-tip pen on paper, 66 x 50.7 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

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