Graphics from The Terry Ryan Collection

March 0207, 2024
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Lot 2

Kellypalik Mangitak ᒪᒋᑕ (1940-2014)

Kellypalik Mangitak ᒪᒋᑕ (1940-2014)
Lot 2 Details
Kellypalik Mangitak ᒪᒋᑕ (1940-2014), Kinngait (Cape Dorset)


unmarked proof; unframed
sheet 12 x 12 in — 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Estimate $1,000-$2,000

Realised: $1,353
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


The Collection of Terry Ryan;
Private Collection, Ontario


For almost 50 years Terry Ryan was the art advisor and general manager of the West Baffin Co-operative (WBEC). Much like his predecessor and fellow Ontario College of Art graduate James Houston, Ryan had a passion for the Arctic and its people, with whom he lived for the better part of his life. Speaking of Ryan in his 2017 obituary in The Globe and Mail, John Westren of Dorset Fine Arts said of Ryan that he dedicated himself to the task of supporting the co-op: “it was his whole life. He was one of those old-fashioned men of integrity.” (1)

Ryan was passionate about the arts, and worked closely with nearly all of the early, now-celebrated Kinngait artists. Selections from the Terry Ryan collection were offered by Waddington’s in 2019 and again in 2020. We are pleased to be able to offer an additional installment of important works from Ryan’s collection.

1. Stoffman, Judy. “The godfather of Inuit art.” The Globe and Mail. September 17, 2017.


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About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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