Vintage Inuit Art Wall Hanging by Margaret Uyauperq Aniksak (1905-1993) of Arviat, Nunavut - Depicts Inuit with Dog Sled - Felt Applique and Embroidery on Wool Duffel - Comes with Gov't of Canada Tag Certifying Inuit Made - 28" W x 16.5" H
Margaret Uyauperq Aniksak (1905-1993)
A Canadian Inuit sculptor, Margaret Uyauperq Aniksak was born just inland from the community of Arviat (Eskimo Point), Northwest Territories, on the west coast of Hudson Bay. Uyauperq Aniksak’s family moved to Churchill, Manitoba, for several years, then back to Arviat. She married Paul Aniksak there in 1938, and began stone carving in the mid-1960s.
In a community whose stone sculpture is notable for its roughness, lack of detail and compactness, Uyauperq Aniksak’s work could be considered fairly naturalistic. Facial features, hair braids, and clothing details are carefully rendered, making her depictions of the mother-and-child theme especially sensitive and poignant. Uyauperq Aniksak also produces fabric collage wall-hangings, which illustrate traditional camp life. These incorporate bleached caribou skin, sealskin, felt, and beadwork. She is considered to be Arviat’s leading producer of the soft white caribou suede used in fine clothing and crafts.
Margaret’s children, Susan Sinnisiak Seelo, Joy Pameeoke Aniksak, and Andrew Panigoniak, are artists in Arviat. Susan is a sculptor, and a craft and wall hanging artist; Joy and Andrew are sculptors.
The visitor centre in Arviat has been named after Margaret Aniksak.
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