JOHN PANGNARK (1920-1980)
Original collector held the position of Executive Secretary for the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, mid-late 1960’s/ early 1970’s, Ottawa, ON,
Waddington’s, November 2011, lot 274, Toronto, ON,
Collection of James Bisback & Jonny Kalisch, Shakespeare, ON
A remarkable work by Pangnark in that he was known to carve primarily human figures, but animals only very rarely. At first glance one might be reminded of one of Pangnark’s contemporaries, Andy Miki, with its striking cut out shape and drilled eye holes. For a similar work see: Oonark / Pangnark, National Museum of Man (now the Canadian Museum of History) exh. cat., 1970, pl. 12.