KENOJUAK ASHEVAK

We’re loving the honest simplicity of these pieces by Inuit folk artist Kenojuak Ashevak. Seemingly borrowed from another time, her confident use of color and composition is really refreshing. These pieces are from her Birds series, courtesy of 50watts.

Ashevak passed this January at the age of 85. For more information about her read on:

"One of the best known and most acclaimed Inuit artists of the last 50 years, Kenojuak Ashevak, is being remembered by many across Canada this week….Ashevak began contributing to the famed Cape Dorset print collections in 1959, and […] contributed to them every year since, right up until the fall 2012 release." [continue reading at Canadian Art]

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    Kenojuak was one of the first Inuit women drawers in her hometown, and went on to create the first Inuit-designed...